Desecration Of Holy Quran: Govt announces countrywide Demonstrations on July 7

Desecration Of Holy Quran: Govt announces countrywide Demonstrations on July 7
In response to the recent incident of desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden, the federal government has declared that countrywide demonstrations will take place on Friday, July 7.

A copy of the holy book was publicly burned in Stockholm on the occasion of Eid ul Adha, which provoked indignation and protests throughout the world. Outside a mosque in the Swedish capital, a man set fire to a copy of the holy book.

The country would have protests in response to the event, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced during a meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday. He also made an appeal for all political parties and the general public to take part in the demonstrations.

The premier declared, "Speaking with one voice, the entire nation will send a message to the bad minds. The "Youm-e-Taqaddus Quran" will be observed on Friday," he insisted.

Additionally, the prime minister made the decision to call a joint session of parliament to develop a national response plan to the Sweden tragedy.

The PM said, "The forum of parliament should fully express the sentiments and feelings of the nation." The premier said, "The joint session will unanimously adopt a resolution condemning the recent incident of holy book desecration in Sweden."

In response to Pakistan's request, the United Nations Human Rights Council said that it will host an urgent session to address Islamophobia and religious hate.

Speaking at a news conference, a representative of the UN Council in Geneva stated that the meeting's topic would be the rise in religious intolerance throughout the globe.

Following a request from Pakistan, the UN Human Rights Council, which is now convening in Geneva till July 14th, will alter its schedule to have an urgent debate.

"The UN Human Rights Council will hold an urgent debate to 'discuss the alarming rise in premeditated and public acts of religious hatred, as manifested by the current desecration of the Holy Quran in some European and other countries'," said Pascal Sim, a spokesman for the council.

Pakistan last week vehemently denounced the "despicable act" of publicly burning a copy of the Holy Quran.

"Such wilful incitement to discrimination, hatred, and violence cannot be justified under the pretext of freedom of expression and protest," the Foreign Office said in a statement denouncing the heinous act.

According to the FO, all nations are required by international law to prevent and outlaw any "religious hatred" incitement to violence.