Putin vows strict punishment for anyone found guilty of disrespecting Quran in Russia’s Islamic states

02:49 PM | 24 Jun, 2023
Putin vows strict punishment for anyone found guilty of disrespecting Quran in Russia’s Islamic states
Source: leadervladimirputin/Instagram

MOSCOW – Amid rising Islamophobia, the world witnessed deliberate acts of desecration of the Holy Quran, which were highly offensive and disrespectful by Muslims as these acts are seen as an affront to the religion of over 2 billion people.

As West failed to take any measures to stop such attempts that trigger strong backlash, Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced sentence for anyone found guilty of burning Islam’s holiest book in the Muslim regions.

Kremlin state-run news agency quoting the Russian president said offenders will complete their sentences, as directed by the Minister of Justice, in places of deprivation of liberty located in one of the regions of Russia with a predominantly Muslim population.

Russian premier made these remarks during a meeting with army commissars. The recent development comes a month after a Russian resident was held for desecrating a copy of the Quran in front of a mosque, a move that caused outrage, especially in Chechnya.

Besides banning any Islamophobic events, Moscow earlier denounced Sweden for allowing citizen to burn copy of the Quran in the capital Stockholm.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said that insulting Islam's Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) is not covered by freedom of expression.

In 2021, Putin said that insults to the Prophet are a violation of religious freedom and a violation of the sacred feelings of people who profess Islam. He made the statements during his annual press conference where he stressed the significance of artistic freedom without hindrance to religious freedom.

Russian president asserted artistic freedom in general but also stressed to discern its limits saying it should not attack the freedom of other communities.

Back in 2006, Putin called the caricatures depicting Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) an inadmissible provocation. He condemned blasphemous cartoons saying these incidents create an additional rift between faiths, and offend and provoke worshippers.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 10 Dec 2023

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Sunday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.

Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.4 285.95
Euro EUR 307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 755.82 763.82
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.82 40.22
Danish Krone DKK 41.14 41.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.37 36.72
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.14 931.14
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.82 61.42
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.33 177.33
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.12 26.42
Omani Riyal OMR 738.71 741.76
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.07 78.77
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.32 27.62
Swiss Franc CHF 324.5 327
Thai Bhat THB 8.08 8.23

Gold price drops in Pakistan; Check out today gold rates here

Gold prices decreased in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 10 December 2023

On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs216,300, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs185,450.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs198,274, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs189,263 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,225 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Sunday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Karachi PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Islamabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Peshawar PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Quetta PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Sialkot PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Attock PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Gujranwala PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Jehlum PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Multan PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Bahawalpur PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Gujrat PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Nawabshah PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Chakwal PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Hyderabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Nowshehra PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Sargodha PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Faisalabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Mirpur PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486


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