Pakistan will not stay silent on Modi’s fascism, anti-Muslim violence, Qureshi says

Sandra Loyd

— UN secretary-general says countering anti-Muslim hatred, Islamophobia is his ‘top priority’

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday stated Pakistan will not permit the fascist Narendra Modi federal government to round up Muslims to be beaten and eliminated in India.

In a series of tweets, the foreign minister stated India’s discriminatory treatment versus Muslims is focused on having their citizenships removed, their incomes robbed, their demography altered and their future insecure.

Sharing a declaration from UN Secretary- General Antonio Guterres on Islamophobia, FM Qureshi stated, “we will not wait and let another Gujarat [massacre] occur.”

He stated world bodies like the United Nations (UN) and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have actually supported Pakistan to counter increasing cases of anti-Muslim violence and Islamophobia in India to start a working group for cumulative action.

“Pakistan has consistently appealed to the UN and OIC to condemn Modi’s Hindutva supremacist ideology with relentless Islamophobia and & violence/regional instability perpetuated,” Qureshi stated.

He invited the UN chief’s contract on the need to counter Islamophobia and earlier censure by Independent Permanent Person Rights Commission of OIC.


Previously in the day, UN Secretary- General Antonio Guterres stated that countering anti-Muslim hatred and Islamophobia is his “top priority” and he “fully agrees” with the evaluation that it might present a hazard to international peace and security.

The UN chief offered the declaration just recently at the virtual conference of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member mentions at the United Nations (UN) in action to the remarks from Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Munir Akram, who drew his attention to the increasing cases of anti-Muslim violence and Islamophobia in India and prompted him to embrace a more focused and constant system- sensible technique to totally take on the hazard.

Speaking at the conference arranged by OIC on the style of “COVID-19 Solidarity: Promoting Co-Existence and Shared Responsibility”, Guterres voiced his issue over the rise of Islamophobia and required battling this phenomenon jointly, the educated sources stated.

Previously today, Pakistan had actually proposed the facility of a devoted OIC Working Group on Islamophobia.

Numerous OIC countries consisting of Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, Qatar, Malaysia and Egypt invited Pakistan’s proposition and need for a collective OIC position on Islamophobia at the world body.

The remarks made by the UN Secretary- General suggest that the OIC will pursue Pakistan’s proposition for cumulative action to counter Islamophobia.

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