Pakistan strongly condemns the despicable act of desecration of the Holy Quran in the Netherlands on 22 The month of january 2023.
It really is undoubtedly a provocative Islamophobic hate crime committed under the guise of freedom associated with expression. Such offensive acts deeply hurt the feelings of just one. 5 billlion Muslims around the world and can create disharmony among the international community.
Pakistan has always taken care of that freedom of manifestation comes with responsibilities. We furthermore believe that it is the responsibility of national governments and the global community at large to prevent this kind of vile acts, which are perpetrated with the ulterior motive in order to provoke and incite religious hatred and violence.
The international community should raise its group voice against Islamophobia and work together to promote inter-faith harmony and peaceful coexistence. That was the spirit behind the resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2022 to mark 15 March as the International Day in order to Combat Islamophobia.
Pakistan’s concerns are being conveyed to the authorities in the Netherlands. We urge them to be mindful of the sentiments of the individuals of Pakistan and the Muslims around the world and take steps to prevent such hateful and Islamophobic acts.
25 January 2023
Last modified: The month of january 25, 2023