The UN General Assembly on Tuesday (April 2) adopted a resolution co-sponsored by Pakistan, which condemns the increasing violence due to Islamophobia. As per details, Pakistani Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi highlighted the rise of extreme nationalistic and populist ideologies in the West and also in Pakistan’s neighbourhood.
“Pervasive Islamophobia is a global phenomenon and calls for a global response: collaborative, coherent and committed action against incidents that fuel, funnel and fortify this narrative against Islam and Muslims,” she told the assembly. “The adoption of the resolution today is a strong manifestation of our shared commitment to stand united against racial and religious hatred.”
“It is time that we evolve ways to ensure that social media companies are held accountable for their content that incites violence or spreads hatred,” the envoy said, adding that Islamophobia posed a grave threat to global peace and security.
“We must strengthen efforts to foster a global dialogue on the promotion of a culture of tolerance, dialogue and peace at all levels,” she said, while emphasising respect for human rights and diversity as well as space for diverse voices, religions, worldviews and faith traditions.
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17 November, 2019