AYO NEWS:President Ranil Wickremesinghe of Sri Lanka addressed the global community and denounced the burning of a Qu’ran in Sweden. He described it as a violation of the Freedom of Worship.
Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has issued a robust statement to the international community, expressing his strong condemnation of the recent Quran-burning incident in Sweden. He categorizes this act as a blatant violation of the fundamental right to Freedom of Worship and urges Western Nations to be vigilant against the spread of disorder masquerading as Freedom of Expression.
There is a tangible resonance between the immense importance of religious freedom and the necessity to treat all religions with respect. He stresses the need to protect these rights and warns against the misuse of Freedom of Expression to demean or undermine the dignity of individuals and their religious beliefs.
Hon Nirj Deva, a former Member of the British and European Parliament, commends the President’s firm stance. Deva praises President Wickremesinghe for recognizing Freedom to Worship as a core human right and establishing a hierarchy of rights. Deva further asserts that when Freedom of Expression infringes upon the dignity and respect individuals expect for their faith, religious freedom should take precedence.
For the audience, the statement resonates with the urgent need to safeguard the sanctity of religious beliefs and prevent any form of disrespect or discrimination. His call for Western Nations to respect the value system of the Global South reflects a broader aspiration for understanding and achieving harmony among nations.
Ultimately, the denouncement of the Quran burning incident in Sweden underscores the imperative for Western Nations to respect religious freedom and safeguard individual dignity. By emphasizing the significance of this issue, Wickremesinghe aims to prevent the abuse of Freedom of Expression.
Source: AYO NEWS