- The UN Rights Council will hold an urgent debate on religious hatred.
- Probably an urgent meeting will be called this week itself.
- The development comes after the desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden.
Geneva: Amid worldwide protests and outrage over the recent incident of desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden, the UN Human Rights Council will hold an urgent session to address Islamophobia and religious hatred.
Addressing a press conference, a spokesman for the Geneva-based UN Council said the session would discuss the growing religious hatred in the world.
The development comes after the latest incident of desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden when a man set ablaze a copy of the holy book outside a mosque in the country’s capital on the eve of Eid al-Adha.
Salwan Momica (37), who fled to Sweden from Iraq several years ago, attacked the holy book and burned several pages as Muslims around the world began celebrating the Eid al Adha holiday and Mecca in Saudi Arabia The annual Haj pilgrimage was about to begin. To finish.
The Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council, which is meeting in session till July 14, will change its agenda to hold an urgent debate following Pakistan’s request.
“The UN Human Rights Council will hold an urgent debate to discuss the worrying increase in ‘premeditated and public acts of religious hatred,’ as evidenced by the current desecration of the Holy Quran in some European and other countries,” Council spokesman Pascal Sim told. has appeared from.” Reporters citing the wording of the request.
“This urgent debate will be convened following a request from Pakistan, which has been sent on behalf of several members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, including members of the Human Rights Council.
“The urgent debate will probably convene this week at a date and time to be determined by the Bureau of the Human Rights Council which is meeting today.”
The Human Rights Council has 47 members. The UN’s top rights body is currently in its second of three regular sessions per year.
– with additional input from AFP