Following recurring incidents of Holy Quran burning in Nordic countries, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Monday expressed grave concern over the rise in Islamophobia.
With their governments’ approval, notorious people have desecrated the holy book in Sweden and Denmark in the last few weeks, inviting strong criticism from Muslim countries.
The 18th Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the OIC adopted a comprehensive resolution expressing grave concern over increasing incidents of intolerance, discrimination, and rising Islamophobia, a statement from the Foreign Office said.
It reaffirmed the importance of the 8-point action plan unanimously agreed upon by the UN Human Rights Council to counter incitement to hatred, discrimination, stigmatisation, and violence based on religion and belief.
It also called on all governments to fully implement the existing legal and administrative framework or adopt new legislation to protect all individuals against hatred and violence based on religion and belief.
FM Bilawal also attended the 18th extraordinary meeting held in a virtual format.