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Pakistan condemns abhorrent act of desecration of Holy Quran in Netherlands, Denmark
March 27, 2023

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Pakistan has strongly condemned the abhorrent act of desecration of the Holy Quran in the Netherlands.

In a statement, the Foreign Office termed such hateful acts racist and Islamophobic and said that their repeated occurrence calls into question the legal framework behind which the Islamophobes hide and spread hatred with impunity.               

The Foreign Office said freedom of expression comes with responsibilities and it is responsibility of national governments and international community to prevent such acts, which are perpetrated with the ulterior motive to provoke and incite religious hatred and violence.      

Pakistan condemns another abhorrent act of desecration of Holy Quran in Denmark

In a statement on Monday, the Foreign Office said recurrence of such acts is a troubling manifestation of growing hatred, racism and phobia against Muslims and their faith.

Pakistan has strongly condemned another abhorrent act of desecration of the Holy Quran in Denmark

In a statement on Monday, the Foreign Office said recurrence of such acts is a troubling manifestation of growing hatred, racism and phobia against Muslims and their faith.

It said such acts call into question the efficacy of legal framework behind which Islamophobic hide and incite hatred with impunity.

The Foreign Office said right to freedom of expression cannot be used as a smokescreen to deliberately denigrate the Holy Scriptures or personalities of any religion.

The Foreign Office urged the international community to develop legal deterrence with a view to preventing and prosecuting such acts, in line with the responsibilities and duties enshrined in international human rights law.