Holy Quran desecration: Govt announces countrywide protests on July 7
As reported by ARY News on Tuesday, the government will observe Yaum-e-Taqaddus-e-Quran on July 7 to protest against the desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden and convene a joint parliamentary session a day earlier.
Shehbaz Sharif, Prime Minister (PM), chaired a meeting to discuss the desecration of Holy Quran in Sweden.
Protests will be held across the country to condemn the act on Friday (July 7).
All political parties, including the prime minister, were invited to participate in the protest to send a united message to the mischievous minds.
On July 6, the government will also convene a joint session of the parliament to formulate a national strategy on the issue.
In addition to condemning the desecration of the Holy Quran, the joint session would also adopt a resolution.
In addition to participating in the Yaum-e-Taqaddus-e-Quran, the prime minister instructed the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz to hold countrywide rallies.
In his speech, he said that the sanctity of the Holy Quran was a belief shared by all Muslims.
It is to fanning the negative trend of Islamophobia that the astray minds are toeing, according to PM Shehbaz.
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Islamophobia and religious biases should be contained by nations and leadership that believe in peace and coexistence.
As he saw it, violent mindsets targeting religions, sacred characters, beliefs, and ideologies were enemies of world peace.
To get rid of such negative trends, he said, forces that believe in peace and interfaith harmony must act at the international level.
Pakistan, Turkiye, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Iraq and Iran condemned a man who desecrated the Holy Quran last week in Stockholm, Sweden’s capital.
Sweden’s desecration of the Holy Quran strongly condemned by the OIC
As well as condemning the burning of Quran outside Stockholm’s main mosque, the Swedish government called it “Islamophobic.”
The Swedish Foreign Ministry said that it understood the Islamophobic acts committed by individuals at demonstrations in Sweden could be offensive to Muslims.
According to the statement, “We strongly condemn these acts, which are in no way representative of the views of the Swedish government.”
The OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), based in Saudi Arabia, called for collective measures to prevent future Quran burnings.
Swedish Quran desecration condemned by Muslim world
57 members of the body met in Jeddah on Wednesday to discuss the incident in which an Iraqi living in Sweden, Salwan Momika, 37, burned several pages of the Quran.