Post COVID-19 Islamophobia in India led to an unprecedented reaction from the Arab World, which had been quiet against the persecution of Indian Muslims, especially after Narendra Modi's premiership. This study has highlighted the international media coverage regarding Islamophobia in India & its impacts on Indo-Arab Relations and also evaluated how can Islamophobia in India impact Indo-Arab ties in future. A thematic qualitative study has been conducted to comprehend the important themes and subthemes discussed in the renowned international media outlets. For this purpose, twelve articles from reputed international media outlets were selected for the qualitative thematic analysis during the month of April & May 2020. This study has discussed the notion of the Islamic concept of Ummah, which ultimately led the Arab world to object to the persecution of Muslims in India. Thematic analysis of the content of reputed international media outlets concluded that if the situation does not improve in India, then the Islamic world may unite itself against Indian policies, which can leave a major dent in India's international image and it's economy.
1-Zaeem Yasin: Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Hassan Siddique : PhD Fellow, Institute of Communication Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Lubna Shaheen : Assistant Professor, Institute of Communication Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
Indian Islamophobia, Arab World, Muslim Ummah, Thematic Analysis