UN human rights council urges emergency meeting on Desecration of Holy Quran in Sweden

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The UN Human Rights Council has called for an emergency meeting to address the issue of the desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden. According to a spokesperson for the Human Rights Council, the meeting was convened in response to Pakistan’s request.

Yesterday, during a cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif addressed the issue of the desecration of the Holy Quran, urging the Swedish government to take note of the incident and take action against the perpetrators.

It should be noted that the incident of desecration of the Holy Quran occurred outside Stockholm’s central mosque during Eid al-Adha prayers.

According to international news agencies, the police in Stockholm had initially refused to grant permission to a citizen of Iraqi origin to burn multiple copies of the Holy Quran. However, the local court ruled against the police decision, citing freedom of expression.

The local police granted permission to the individual to hold a demonstration outside the central mosque of the city on the day of Eid, after which the offender burned the Holy Quran and committed the sacrilegious act against the sacred book of Muslims.

Muslims around the world are staging widespread protests against the desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden, and rallies are being organized in several countries.

Thousands of people protested outside Swedish embassies in Iran and Iraq, with Iraqi demonstrators also demanding the termination of diplomatic relations with Sweden.

The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly protested the incident by summoning the Swedish Chargé d’Affaires in Tehran.

The Swedish government stated that this incident does not reflect its official stance, and it strongly condemns the act based on Islamophobia.