The Government of Pakistan has condemned the recent incident of desecration of the Holy Quran in the Hague. The incident has taken place in the capital city of Hague, Netherlands, that has taken place on August 18, 2023.
It is to be noted that, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while taking it to their official social media handle to share the details on the above mentioned, adding that, “Pakistan strongly condemns another provocative and deeply offensive act of desecration of the Holy Quran in the Hague on August 18, 2023.”
While sharing the details about the above mentioned, the government of Pakistan mentioned that, “The deliberate Islamophobic act deeply hurts the feelings of 2 billion Muslims around the world and threatens peaceful coexistence and inter-religious harmony.”
They have further clarified, adding that, “Such offensive acts cannot be covered under legitimate freedom of expression, opinion and protest.”
“International law obliges States to prevent and prohibit deliberate incitement to hatred, discrimination and violence on the basis of religion or belief,” says the post shared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan.
Along with this, they also mentioned in the social media post, “Pakistan believes that freedom of expression comes with responsibilities. It is the responsibility of national governments and the international community at large to prevent racist, xenophobic and Islamophobic acts. That was the spirit behind the resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2022 to mark 15 March as the International Day to Combat Islamophobia.”
Moreover, the concern of Pakistan is being conveyed to the authorities in the Netherlands. Noting to which, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan added that, “We urge them to be mindful of the sentiments of Muslims around the world and take steps to prevent such hateful and Islamophobic acts. We also call on the international community to raise its voice against Islamophobia and work collectively to promote interfaith harmony.”