‘There Cannot Be Double Standards On Religiophobia’: India On Hate Speech At UN


There should be no “double standards” when it comes to religiophobia, and combatting it should not be a “selective exercise” involving only one or two religions, but should also apply equally to fears against non-Abrahamic religions, India stated at the United Nations, news agency PTI reported.

urged countries to create an education system that actually contributes to the fight against terrorism by encouraging pluralism and democracy.

“As we have emphasised time and again, combating religiophobia should not be a selective exercise involving only one or two religions but should apply equally to phobias against non-Abrahamic religions as well. Till this is done, such international days will never achieve their objectives. There cannot be double standards on religiophobia,” he was quoted by PTI in its report.

Tirumurti was speaking at a high-level event titled “Role of education to address the root causes of hate speech and advance inclusiveness, non-discrimination, and peace” to commemorate the 1st anniversary of the International Day on Countering Hate Speech.https://news.abplive.com/news/india/there-cannot-be-double-standards-india-on-religiophobia-at-un-1538059

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