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UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution to Combat Islamophobia

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The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution designating March 15 as the International Day to Combat Islamophobia, following Pakistan’s initiative on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). This resolution aims to address the rising tide of Islamophobia globally, emphasizing the importance of respecting religious symbols and practices while curbing hate speech and discrimination against Muslims. 

Pakistani Former Prime Minister Imran Khan and the country’s ambassador to the UN, Munir Akram, played key roles in introducing and promoting this landmark resolution. The resolution highlights the urgent need to combat Islamophobia, which manifests as hate speech, discrimination, and violence against Muslims, violating their human rights and freedom of religion. It also underscores the gender aspect of Islamophobia, particularly affecting women and girls due to stereotypes and discrimination. The resolution reflects the sentiments of over 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide and calls for a global dialogue among civilizations to promote peaceful co-existence and interfaith harmony.

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