The human rights body of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Saturday urged India to halt violence against Muslims in the country during the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC), an expert human rights body with the OIC, condemned a “vicious” campaign in India against Muslims being accused of spreading the coronavirus.

“#OIC-IPHRC condemns the unrelenting vicious #Islamophobic campaign in #India maligning Muslims for spread of #COVID-19 as well as their negative profiling in media subjecting them to discrimination & violence with impunity,” it said on Twitter.

In India, the

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