Guterres strongly condemns deadly mosque attack in Pakistan — Global Issues

Reports said a group of militants had claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred at a crowded mosque. Reports suggest that the bombing had collapsed the roof on top of those inside.

The ‘disgusting’ attack

“What is particularly abhorrent is that the attack took place at a place of worship,” Secretary-General António Guterres say in one statement issued by his Spokesperson. “Freedom of religion or belief, including the ability to worship in peace and security, is a universal human right..”

Sending his condolences to the families of the victims and wishing the injured a speedy recovery, Mr. Guterres reiterated the United Nations’ solidarity with the Government and people of Pakistan in their efforts to tackle terrorism and democracy. violent extremism.

‘Sacred place’ must feel safe

Also condemning the attack, High Representative of United Nations Union of Civilizations (UNAOC), Miguel Ángel Moratinos, emphasized in a declare that thing all forms of violence and acts of terrorism against civilians and religious sites for reasons of their religion or beliefs, are intolerable and unjustifiable and must be condemned unequivocally.

Concerned about an increase in attacks

“Churches are sacred places where believers can safely and freely practice and profess their faith,” he said. deeply concerned about the overall increase in cases of discrimination, intolerance and all acts of violence targeted at members of any religious or other community.

This includes incident motivated byAnti-Islam, Anti-Semitism and Christianophobia and prejudice against people of other religions, creeds, genders or races.

UN action plan

Calling for mutual respect of all religions and beliefs and to promote a culture of brotherhood and peace, he asked governments and other stakeholders to support United Nations action plan to protect religious siteshas been developed by the Union, at the request of the Secretary-General.


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