"Culture of peace cannot be only for Abrahamic religions," says India in UN

    04-Dec-2020
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India in the United Nations (UN) raised questions on missing of Indic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism in UN resolutions. India in UN claimed that various UN resolutions have focused only on Abrahamic religions such as Christianity, Islam or Judaism with a focus on anti-Semitism, Islamaphobia and anti-Christian acts but no mention of the persecution of followers of Indic religions.
 
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India's First Secretary to UN, Ashish Sharma said, "We fully agree that anti-Semitism, Islamaphobia and anti-Christian acts need to be condemned and India firmly condemns such acts. However, UN resolutions on such important issues speak only of these three Abrahamic religions together."
 
 
"This august body fails to acknowledge the rise of hatred and violence against Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism also...but the current Member States refuse to speak of these religions in the same breath as the first three 'Abrahamic' religions," Ashish Sharma said.
 
Ashish Sharma further said, "Why is this selectivity? It is time that attacks against these religions are also added to the earlier list of the three Abrahamic religions when such resolutions are passed. Culture of peace cannot be only for Abrahamic religions."
 
Ashish Sharma also brought to the notice, how Pakistan recently 'arbitrarily transferred the management of Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara from a Sikh Community body to a totally non-Sikh body.
 
The Indian diplomat said, "This act goes against Sikh religion and its preservation and protection".