Blasphemous cartoons have inflamed emotions of minorities and majorities. J. Salik
22 Feb 2006
Islamabad: February 22, 2006. The Convenor of World Minorities Alliance and former federal minister J.Salik addressed a press conference about the blasphemous cartoons published in the Danish and other European newspapers. He said that this unfortunate act has aroused and inflamed the emotions of the minorities and majorities living in each and every corner of the world. It has adverse effects on the peace of the world. As such it was the prime responsibility of the United Nations Organization to have initiated remedial measures. Danish government should have apologized in order to stop existing violence.
He proposed that the UN Secretary General for its emergent meeting so as to overcome the rapidly increasing violence. On the other hand, Danish religious leaders should pressurize government to adopt measures for overcoming the situation. He regretted that world electronic media has a number of channels to cover all areas of life as such UNO must have a channel to bring harmony and closer relations among religions as well as minorities and majorities of the world. In this way repetition of such incidents would be stopped. This present incident has inflamed the emotions of the Muslims all over the world which has resulted in the loss of numerous lives and both minorities and majorities living in all corners of the world have suffered. He expressed his grief to inflame churches in Sangla Hil and Sakkhar and said that Pakistan government should take notice on this incident.
He said that in the absence of minorities representative seat in UNO such unfortunate incidents continue repeating as such minorities representative seat in UNO is a must. He further emphasized that Press and Publication Act should immediately be approved under UNO, otherwise repetition of such incidents would enflamed the entire world to ashes.