The tensions between India and Pakistan have been there since the two nations got apart. However, the recent Pulwama attack has worsened the ties between the two nations. They are in a tussle that many fear might end up in a war.
This year, the OIC conference also invited the Indian Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj. Even though India, the secular state, in dominant by Hindu culture has a prominent Muslim population and thereby Indian Foreign Minister was invited as a guest of honor.
OIC Conference in the UAE
There have been many talks regarding the OIC conference that took place. The 57 countries adopted a resolution which directly criticized India over the Kashmir issue. The people were angry at the statement given by the Indian Foreign Minister claiming that some countries have been giving shelter to the terrorists.
Things across the border got intense and people on social media started to bash the Foreign Minister. This wasn’t over when the senior leader of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Subramanian Swamy made a ridiculous statement over the Holy Kaaba.
OIC asked India to rebuild the Babri Mosque
The issue was that the OIC secretariat had asked the Indian authorities to rebuild the Babri Mosque that was demolished as an act of violence and intolerance by the Hindu extremist 27 years ago. Taking the issue to social media, Swamy wrote:
“I am happy that the OIC Secretariat has issued a statement that Babri Masjid should be rebuilt on Ramjanmabhoomi. If the OIC does not disown this statement, then Hindu can reclaim Kaaba as a shivaling”
I am happy that the OIC Secretariat has issued a statement that Babri Masjid should be re built on Ramjanmabhoomi. If the OIC does not disown this statement then Hindu can reclaim Kaaba as a shivaling
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) March 3, 2019
Pakistanis in particular and Muslim in general could not hold themselves back from commenting over the issue. They reminded Swamy that he is not at all in a position to even think of touching Kaaba. People asked him to first resolve the toilet issues in India and then tackle international issues.
People asked him to stay away from issues which are bigger than his own size. Some users called his a third class man with no respect for other religions. Belonging to some other religion does not mean that one has a license to abuse other religions.
Statements coming from a politician who represents a government in a secular state which has a dominant Muslim population is indeed disappointing. Even though some users have given him a good piece of mind, yet the way Indians are reacting to the whole situation is really disappointing.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah was intelligent enough that he read the minds of hindu extremists and demanded for separation. We are really indebted to him as now we r living freely in our independent country
— Zia ur Rehman (@_ziaae) March 3, 2019
The Indians have been given a clear message throughout that Holy Kaaba is a sacred site for which Muslims won’t hesitate to give their lives. Anyone looking at it with bad intentions shall face horrible aftermaths.