Ground Report | New Delhi: International Day Against Islamophobia; The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution proposed by Pakistan to mark the International Day Against Islamophobia on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said in a tweet on Tuesday night, “I congratulate the Muslim Ummah today that our voice was heard against the rising tide of Islamophobia.”
He wrote in a series of tweets that “marking March 15 as the International Day for the Elimination of Islamophobia, the United Nations has adopted a landmark resolution proposed by Pakistan at the behest of the OIC.”
Earlier, addressing the PTI Overseas Convention in Islamabad, Prime Minister Imran Khan had said that “today there is a debate in the UN and a resolution against Islamophobia is being passed, it is because of us.”
In his tweet, Imran Khan added that “the United Nations has finally acknowledged the major challenges facing the world today, such as Islamophobia, respect for religious relics, the fight against organized hatred and discrimination against Muslims.” “Ensuring the implementation of this historic resolution is now the next test,” he wrote.
Earlier, Pakistan’s representative to the United Nations Munir Akram presented a resolution on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in the General Assembly. “I am presenting a resolution today by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to designate an international day against Islamophobia,” he said.
Introducing the resolution in the UN General Assembly, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Munir Akram said that “Islamophobia is a reality.” “The issue of Islamophobia was first raised by my Prime Minister Imran Khan in his first address to the General Assembly on September 27, 2019,” he said.
It may be recalled that the Senate and National Assembly of Pakistan had also passed a unanimous resolution in October 2020 condemning the publicity of insulting sketches and Islamophobia in France. Emphasizing the need to formulate a strategy, it was demanded that October 15 be declared the day against Islamophobia.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan had written a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking him to ban hate speech on the website.
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