UN Body Calls Out Pakistan, China, For Abuse Of Religious Minorities

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The United Nations Meet on Safety of Seligious Minorities in New York has slammed Pakistan and China over the abuse of minorities such as Ahmadis & Christians.

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Updated On:

The United Nations Meet on Safety of Seligious Minorities in New York has slammed Pakistan and China over the abuse of minorities such as Ahmadis, Christians and Uighur Muslims respectively in these nations. The UN Meet on Safety of Religious Minorities exposed the bigotry and abuse against minorities in of Pakistan and China

Nations such as Poland, UK, Canada and US slammed Pakistan and China saying that a large number of people have been marginalised in their own societies in these nations.

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Here's what the global powers and Pakistan minorities' activists said - 

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Naveed Walter from Pakistan who is the President of Human Rights Focus Pakistan spoke at the UN meet on Safety of Religious Minorities in New York. He said, "Today, the large number of people are marginalized in their own societies. The biased behavior dwells in other areas also, like the minorities on basis of religious affiliation as like in Pakistan, Ahmadis having a situation; like China, growing number of countries using national security as pretext for restricted religious expression at the role of religion in public domain." Sam Brownback, US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom also spoke ägainst religious persecution of minorities in Pakistan. "In Pakistan, religious minorities continue to suffer from prosecution either at hands of non-state elements or through discriminatory laws and practices," he said.

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UN chief Antonio Guterres statement:

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging the world to "stamp out anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim hatred, the persecution of Christians and other religious groups" on the first international day to remember people targeted for their religion and beliefs. He said that "Jews have been murdered in synagogues, their gravestones defaced with swastikas; Muslims gunned down in mosques, their religious sites vandalized; Christians killed at prayer, their churches torched." Guterres said Thursday's International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion and Belief was an opportunity to demonstrate support "by doing all in our power to prevent such attacks and demanding that those responsible are held accountable." He urged rejection of those who "falsely and maliciously invoke religion" to spread fear and hatred. 

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