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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Islamophobia


Islamabad, 24 September 2021 (TDI): The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan addressed the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday, 24th September 2021. Imran Khan in his keynote speech addressed some of the most critical challenges that the world is facing today. One of those challenges he highlighted was islamophobia. He made important statements in this regard.
– Terrorism has been associated with Islam in the aftermath of the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States.
– Consequently, it has emboldened the right-wing, xenophobic, violent, nationalist, and terrorist groups to target Muslims around the world.
– The UN Global Counter-terrorism Strategy has recognized these above-mentioned forms of terrorism.
– Imran Khan proposed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations to convene a global dialogue to counter the rise of Islamophobia. Along with that, he proposed that sustained efforts should be made to promote inter-faith harmony.
– Prime Minister Imran Khan highlighted the rise of islamophobia in India. He called it the most worst and pervasive form of Islamophobia. He said that the Hindutva ideology of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), and The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has instigated violence and fear against the 200 million Muslim population of India. He stated that events such as mob lynching by cow vigilantes, ethnic persecution, discriminatory citizenship laws against Muslims, and destruction of mosques and Muslims’ heritage of India are occurring frequently in India today.
Islamophobia is one of the threats that need collective efforts to combat it. Prime minter Imran khan on numerous occasions has addressed the threat of islamophobia including the 75th session of the UNGA last year.

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