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Source: The post is based on the article “In UNHRC vote, India stands against desecration of Koran” published in The Hindu on 12th July 2023
What is the News?
The UN Human Rights Council(UNHRC) has voted to condemn recent Koran burning incidents.
About UNHRC resolution condemning burning of Quran:
The United Nations Human Rights Council has approved a resolution that condemns and strongly rejects acts of desecration of the Quran.
This resolution has been adopted in the wake of the burning of a Quran in Sweden.
The resolution was introduced by Pakistan on behalf of the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
The resolution calls for the U.N. rights chief to publish a report on religious hatred and for states to review their laws and plug gaps that may impede the prevention and prosecution of acts and advocacy of religious hatred.
Which countries supported and opposed the resolution?
India was among the 28 countries who voted in favour of the resolution.
– India stated that there was an increase in “phobias” against all religions. Hence, there is a need for the international community to recognize the instances of intolerance, prejudice, phobia, and violence against followers of all religions and work together to eliminate them.
China which is always under the scanner for its alleged treatment of the Uighurs Muslims supported the resolution
The resolution was strongly opposed by the United States and the European Union, who said that it conflicts with their view on human rights and freedom of expression.