Organization of Islamic Cooperation, at the United Nations, raised a concern over ‘denigration’ of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by axed BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal. OIC through Pakistan slammed the defamation of Islamic holy personalities and religious symbols.
Hindustan Times reported that speaking on behalf of the OIC countries at a high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly on Countering Hate Speech, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Munir Akram raised concern over the denigration of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by India’s ruling party’s leaders and said the Islamophobic acts hurt the sensitivities of over 1.5 billion Muslims and constitute a gross abuse of the right of freedom of expression.
The Pakistani envoy also slammed the defamation of Islamic holy personalities and religious symbols.
Showing apprehensions, Munir Akram warned if left unchecked, it can erode peace and development, since it creates the conditions for conflicts, religious tensions and wide scale human rights violations.