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SOURCE: AFI

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed “grave concern” over the recent opening of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, India, which was built on the site of the demolished Babri Mosque. In a statement, the OIC General Secretariat said that it “denounces these actions aimed at obliterating the Islamic landmarks represented by the Babri Mosque, which has stood tall in the exact location for five centuries.”

The OIC’s statement came after Pakistan called on the organization to condemn the opening of the Ram Temple.

In 2019, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the disputed land belonged to the Hindu parties and that a Ram Temple could be built on the site. The construction of the temple began in 2020 and was completed in 2023.