France sent summons to Pakistani President Arif Alvi for commenting on its bill and heard the scandal.
President of Pakistan Arif Alvi (File Photo)
A new bill has been introduced in France to ban religious bigotry. On this bill, Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi said that it tarnishes the minority Muslim community in France. At the same time, now the French Foreign Ministry sent a summon to the Envoy of the Pakistani President on this remark and expressed his opposition.
In fact, while addressing a conference on religion on Saturday, Alvi said, when you see that the laws are changed for the majority to isolate minorities, it sets a dangerous precedent. In France, a radical was beheaded by a fundamentalist for photographing Prophet Muhammad. After this, a new bill has been introduced in France to check radicalism. Quoting this, Alvi said, when you insult Prophet Muhammad, you also insult all Muslims.
French leaders should stop creating disagreements among people: Alvi
The Pakistani President said, I urge the leaders of France not to bring these attitudes into law. You people have to bring all people together. Do not mark any one religion differently and stop creating disagreements or prejudices among people. It is worth noting here that Pakistan does not have an ambassador in France. In such a situation, the Foreign Ministry of France sent summons to the in-charge of Pakistani affairs.
Pakistan’s messenger heard and searched
The French Foreign Ministry said, it sent summons to the in-charge of Pakistani affairs and expressed its opposition to President Alvi’s comments. The ministry said that there is no partisan aspect in this bill. It is guided by the basic principles of freedom of religion and conscience. The bill does not differentiate between different religions and therefore applies equally to all religions. The ministry said, Pakistan should understand this and adopt a constructive attitude towards our bilateral relations.
Protests against Macros in Pakistan
Significantly, in October, French President Emmanuel Macron defended the showing of cartoons of Prophet Muhammad. After this there were demonstrations against him in Muslim countries around the world. Protests were also held in Pakistan against France and Macron. Pakistan criticized this statement of the French President. In fact, a fan named Samuel Patty was killed by a fundamentalist in France for making cartoons of Prophet Muhammad. Macron then defended showing the cartoon.
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