Pakistan never ceases to amaze. This was evident in their recently concluded elections. Polling results were delayed by days to select candidates shortlisted by the Rawalpindi clique of generals.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday emphasised that religion has no link to terrorism and that it is “marginalisation of communities leads to radicalisation”.
Pakistan and Turkey co-hosted a round table discussion on hate speech on Wednesday on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, Dawn news reported.
Khan along with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed the conference, which also featured a keynote address by High Representative for the UN Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC) Miguel Angel Moratinos.
The prime minister said that Muslim places of worship were also attacked in Europe. Referring to the situation in Occupied Kashmir, he said Kashmiris are under siege for the last 28 days.
“The current Indian regime is a follower of RSS, a hatred and supremacist ideology”, he said.
West will have to understand the philosophy of RSS in order to think clearly of this problem. The same philosophy led to the carnage of Muslims in the Indian state of Gujarat earlier.
Prime Minister reiterated we are talking of a country of one billion people, with nuclear weapons and extreme ideology and philosophy. Warning the world, Imran Khan said that India can go to any extent to divert attention from the burning issue of occupied Kashmir.
He urged the participants to raise the issue of Indian occupied Kashmir at every forum.
President Erdogan said that hate speech “emerges before worst crimes against humanity” and observed that Muslims remain the most vulnerable community to hate speech in the world.
According to a handout by the UNAOC, the high-level roundtable “is aimed at identifying measures and approaches required to effectively address and mitigate the impacts of hate speech on societies across the world, with a view to fostering tolerance and inclusivity”.