Pakistani PM Khan congratulates Muslim world as UN adopts resolution against Islamophobia

  • The resolution designated March 15 as the International Day to Combat Islamophobia
  • PM Khan says next challenge is to ensure implementation of this ‘landmark resolution’


Islamabad: pakistani prime minister imran khan on tuesday congratulated the muslim international as the united countries wellknown assembly (unga) unanimously adopted a “landmark resolution” added by pakistan on behalf of the organization of islamic cooperation (oic), designating march 15 because the worldwide day to combat islamophobia. This indicates the day will now be cemented as an annual reminder of the want to combat islamophobia across the world.

Pakistan’s ambassador to the un, munir akram, added the resolution in the unga on tuesday, exactly three years when you consider that a proper-wing extremist murdered over 50 muslims at mosques in new zealand.
“i want to congratulate the muslim ummah today as our voice towards the rising tide of islamophobia has been heard and the un has followed a landmark resolution added by pakistan, on behalf of oic, designating 15 march as worldwide day to fight islamophobia,” pm khan said on twitter.

“Today UN has finally recognized the grave challenge confronting the world: of Islamophobia, respect for religious symbols and practices and of curtailing systematic hate speech and discrimination against Muslims,” he said in another tweet. 
“Next challenge is to ensure implementation of this landmark resolution.

The adoption of the decision follows years of discussions, initiated in makkah, saudi arabia in 2019 following the new zealand mosque assaults, approximately the want for an worldwide day to combat islamophobia. On the time, oic individuals had “confused the need to combat hate and worry of islam and muslims.”
introducing the decision, ambassador akram stated islamophobia changed into a truth and its manifestations — hate speech, discrimination, and violence towards muslims — had been proliferating in numerous elements of the arena.
“such acts of discrimination, hostility and violence toward muslim people and communities represent grave violations of their human rights and violate their freedom of religion and notion. Additionally they purpose excellent agony in the islamic world,” he said. Akram noted the words of the un’s special rapporteur on freedom of faith or belief, who said: “for the reason that september 11 terrorist assaults, institutional suspicion and worry of muslims and those gave the impression to be muslim has escalated to epidemic proportions.”

He stated ladies and girls had regularly located themselves at the pointy stop of this hatred. “the gender element of islamophobia is also gaining prominence, with women and women being centered because of mode of their get dressed and the general perception that muslim women are oppressed and for that reason should be liberated.”
the ambassador warned that islamophobia became a “poorly understood” phenomenon that often intersected with anti-immigrant and anti-refugee sentiment. As such, he said, it was “essential” to promote statistics approximately this “annoying global trend” that could reach the very pinnacle of governments in many elements of the arena. One by one, pakistani overseas minister shah mahmood qureshi stated the resolution meditated the emotions of more than 1. 5 billion muslims around the sector.
“high minister imran khan changed into the first muslim chief to raise the difficulty of islamophobia on the un in his maiden address to the un standard meeting on 27 september 2019,” he stated in a announcement.
“the prime minister has when you consider that been often advocating the need to efficiently combat the scourge of islamophobia at diverse local and worldwide forums.”
pakistan desired to build bridges and sell respect for all religions and beliefs, qureshi said.
“i reiterate pakistan’s name for a worldwide communicate amongst civilizations below the ambit of the united international locations to promote non violent co-life and interfaith concord,” he delivered.