UN adopts Pakistan-sponsored resolution against attacks on religious sites
NEW YORK – The United Nations on Thursday adopted a Pakistan-sponsored resolution calling for the protection of religious sites, the state media reported on Friday.
Pakistan's envoy to the UN, in a tweet, expressed happiness that the UN General Assembly adopted the consensus resolution.
Amb Munir Akram @PakistanPR_UN , @UN, on adoption of 🇵🇰 sponsored resolution on ‘Promoting a culture of peace & tolerance to safeguard religious sites’ @ksamissionun @OICatUN @PHMissionNY @UN_News_Centre— Permanent Mission of Pakistan to UN, NY (@PakistanUN_NY) January 22, 2021
Read the full text of Resolution: ➡️ https://t.co/YvQS5LQip6 pic.twitter.com/mde2ejpyNA
"Pakistan will continue to play a leading role in denouncing violent attacks on religious sites," said Akram.
The resolution was co-sponsored by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and other OIC countries and adopted by consensus.
The resolution condemns all acts of threats of violence, destruction and damage directed against religious sites that have continued to occur across the world, especially in India.
The resolution also denounces any move to obliterate or forcibly convert any religious sites, reports Radio Pakistan.
The resolution expresses concerns on the rise of racial and religious intolerance and negative stereotyping of religions and condemns any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that promotes discrimination, hostility or violence.
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