New York, ANI. India on Monday strongly condemned the Islamic State’s attack on the Karate Parwan Gurdwara located in the Khurasan province of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. and several others were injured. Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Ambassador TS Tirumurti, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, expressed concern over the incident. Tirumurti said there cannot be double standards on religious phobia and there should not be a selective exercise to combat it, involving only one or two religions.

Don’t be selective in dealing with religious fears

He said, ‘It is time for the member states of the United Nations to condemn hatred against non-Abrahamic religions as well. He further said don’t be selective in combating religious fear. He further added that if you really want to combat hatred then you cannot place double standards on religious fear.

The Permanent Representative said that India believes that a society based on the principles of democracy and pluralism provides an enabling environment for diverse religions and communities to live together. “Today every one of the world’s major religions has a home in India, making it a country of unparalleled diversity,” Tirumurti said. India has for centuries provided refuge to all, be it Zoroastrian or Jewish community or Tibetan Buddhist or many people in our own neighbourhood.

India respects all cultures and religions

India on Monday told the United Nations that it has respect for all cultures and religions and dealt with those who spread enmity in the society within its legal framework. It vehemently rejected the statement, which referred to the controversial remarks made against Prophet by two suspended BJP functionaries, in furtherance of Pakistan’s divisive agenda. TS Tirumurti, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, said this at a high-level meeting at the United Nations General Assembly to commemorate the first International Day to Combat Hate Speech. He said that while embracing both democracy and pluralism, India has promoted a culture of tolerance and respect for all religions and cultures within a broad constitutional framework.

Disruptive forces are dealt with within the legal framework and we reject selective outrage from outside. Especially when they are sponsored and push a divisive agenda. Pakistan’s envoy to the United Nations, Munir Akram, recalled the controversial remarks made against the Prophet by two BJP functionaries at a high-level event on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (IOC) group, criticizing India. Earlier in the month, India had hit out at the OIC for this criticism.

Edited By: Piyush Kumar