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OIC group at UN slams acts of Quran desecration in Sweden

UNITED NATIONS: An Ambassadorial assembly of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) nations, convened by Pakistan, condemned the current abhorrent act of desecration of the Quran in Sweden in addition to within the Netherlands.

In a press release, the assembly stated these vile acts have been current manifestations of Islamophobia.

Pakistan is the present chair of the Islamic Convention of Overseas Ministers (ICFM).

The assembly, which was presided over by Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Munir Akram, additionally determined to organise a particular assembly on the UN in New York to commemorate the Day to Fight Islamophobia in accordance with the landmark decision adopted by the Common Meeting final 12 months.

“By this occasion, the OIC international locations would name for worldwide solidarity and cooperation in combating and dismantling anti-Muslim rhetoric and practices together with racial profiling, discrimination, detrimental stereotyping and stigmatization of Muslims,” the Pakistani envoy stated.

As a follow-up of the decision, he added: “the OIC will urge the UN Secretary-Common to formulate an motion plan, in coordination with the OIC international locations, to halt and reverse Islamophobia.”

The envoy additionally knowledgeable the OIC assembly that On Worldwide Ladies’s Day (8 March), Overseas Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari will host and chair a Excessive-Degree Convention in New York on Ladies in Islam.

The OIC nations vastly appreciated and reiterated their sturdy help to Pakistan in direction of the initiatives throughout this assembly, it was identified.

Amongst different agenda objects, Wednesday’s assembly of the OIC endorsed Tajikistan’s candidature for election to the Safety Council for the time period 2028-2029.

Ambassador Riyad Mansour, Everlasting Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, briefed the OIC assembly on the current disturbing developments in Palestine, Jerusalem together with the violations of the sanctity of the al-Aqsa Mosque.

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