The head of the United Nations Human Rights Organisation said on the incident of burning the Holy Quran in Sweden. That he has immense sympathy for the millions of people whose beliefs and values are target.
According to Arab News, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Walker Trick. Said that the burning of the Holy Quran and other incidents are did to incite anger, create division. And turn differences of opinion into hatred and violence.
In the 53rd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the issue of the burning of the Holy Quran and the issue of religious hatred was discuss.
“Religious symbols have deep significance,” Walker Truck said. A crescent, a star, a cross, a seated figure—to some, these have no particular meaning. But to millions, they have great significance.’
He said that political and religious leaders have a special role in condemning the desecration of all holy places. And symbols and stopping the offensive.
“All of them should make it clear that violence cannot be justified through provocation, whether real or imagined.”
Emphasising the principles of international law, Walker-Trick said states should prohibit national, ethnic. And religious hatred that incites discrimination, hostility, or violence.
“However, any national restrictions on the right to freedom of opinion and expression must be framed. So that their sole purpose is to ensure the protection of individuals rather than to protect religious beliefs from critical scrutiny.”
He urged all countries to step up their efforts. To implement the United Nations Action Plan to Combat Intolerance Based on Religion or Belief.