India on Wednesday supported Pakistan’s decision on the United Nations that condemned the Quran burning in Sweden. The Human Rights Council, the UN’s prime human rights physique, authorised a measure calling on nations to do extra to stop non secular hatred within the wake of Quran burnings in Europe. The decision was backed by many growing nations in Africa and the Center East, in addition to China and India.
The decision, which comes within the wake of current Quran burnings in components of Europe, calls on nations to take steps to “stop and prosecute acts and advocacy of spiritual hatred that represent an incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence”.
After the vote, Ambassador Khalil Hashmi of Pakistan insisted the measure didn’t search to curtail the suitable to free speech nevertheless it tried to strike a “prudent stability” between it and “particular duties and duties”.
“The opposition of some within the room has emanated from their unwillingness to sentence the general public desecration of the Holy Quran or another non secular guide,” Hashmi mentioned. “They lack the political, authorized, and ethical braveness to sentence this act, and it was the minimal that the council might have anticipated from them.”
On Tuesday, Michele Taylor, the US ambassador to the council, mentioned that the US strongly condemned the acts, together with the desecration of the Holy Quran on June 28. He referred to the incident in Sweden final month that fanned large protests in some Muslim communities.