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Shibli Faraz welcomes UN chief’s statement against Islamophobia

Shibli Faraz welcomes UN chief’s statement against Islamophobia
May 27, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Minister for Information Shibli Faraz has welcomed the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres statement in which he declared countering Islamophobia as his top priority. In a tweet on Wednesday, he said it is also triumph of our stance. He said linking coronavirus with Muslims reflects the BJP's mindset based on hatred. Shibli Faraz said that India’s extremist posture against the Muslim population is violation of human rights.
UN chief terms countering Islamophobia his top priority
Earlier, the UN chief has said that countering anti-Muslim hatred and Islamophobia is his “top priority” and he “fully agrees” with the assessment that it could pose a threat to international peace and security. The UN Chief gave the statement recently at the virtual meeting of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states at the UN in response to the comments from Pakistan’s Ambassador to UN Munir Akram who drew his attention to the rising cases of anti-Muslim violence and Islamophobia in India and urged him to adopt a more focused and consistent system-wise approach to fully tackle the menace. Speaking at the meeting organized by OIC on the theme of “COVID-19 Solidarity: Promoting Co-Existence and Shared Responsibility”, Guterres voiced his concern over the rise of Islamophobia and called for fighting this phenomenon collectively, the informed sources said.