Mar 15, 2022: According to a report by the APP, Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday congratulated the Muslim world as the UN adopted a “landmark resolution” introduced by Pakistan, designating March 15 as International Day to Combat Islamophobia.
Following the adoption of the “landmark” resolution by the UNGA introduced by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC countries, the prime minister said “our voice against the rising tide of Islamophobia has been heard.”
The resolution was sponsored by 57 members of OIC, and eight other countries, including China and Russia.
The resolution strongly deplores all acts of violence against persons on the basis of their religion or belief and such acts directed against their places of worship, as well as all attacks on and in religious places, sites and shrines that are in violation of international law.
“The UN has finally recognised the grave challenge confronting the world: of Islamophobia, respect for religious symbols & practices & of curtailing systematic hate speech & discrimination against Muslims,” the prime minister remarked on Twitter.
Today UN has finally recognised the grave challenge confronting the world: of Islamophobia, respect for religious symbols & practices & of curtailing systematic hate speech & discrimination against Muslims. Next challenge is to ensure implementation of this landmark resolution.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 15, 2022
My letter to leaders of Muslim states to act collectively to counter the growing Islamophobia in non-Muslim states esp Western states causing increasing concern amongst Muslims the world over. pic.twitter.com/OFuaKGu2c1
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 28, 2020
At the world platforms, including the United Nations General Assembly, Prime Minister Imran Khan has been calling the world to act against Islamophobia and asking the world leaders “to act collectively to counter the growing phenomenon in non-Muslim states”.
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