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UN Designate 22nd August as Day for Victims of Violence against Religion and Beliefs

UN Designate 22nd August as Day for Victims of Violence against Religion and Beliefs
UN Designate 22nd August as Day for Victims of Violence against Religion and Beliefs

Violence in the name of religions has increased in the recent decade like never before and this has also resulted in a massive loss of life and public properties. Many innocent people have also lost their lives while many families and individuals have been separated from their loved ones for eternity. It is still unclear, who gains from all these destructions and what is the profit but one thing that is more than clear is that innocent people have to bear the cost and fall prey to the evil greed of the so-called traitors.

Giving the cause special attention, the United Nations has designated 22nd August as the International Day for Victims of Violence. This day is dedicated to the victims who have been victims of the attacks either because of their religion or for their beliefs.

This is the first time that the United Nations has launched such an initiative and it has also invited all the countries, individuals and organizations to observe the day.

The Easter Sunday attack at the Churches and hotels in Sri Lanka is among the worst attack in places of worship this year’s resulting in the loss of lives of a massive number of innocent victims. The Foreign Minister of Poland, Jacek Czaputowicz has recalled the attack in Sri Lanka and also referred to the extremists’ attacks on the Muslims in Christchurch.

The Foreign Minister said that the world has been going through a period of the unprecedented rise of the violent attacks against the religious communities and also the people of the religious minorities. He said that it was unacceptable and that the International Day would be aiming to honor the survivors and victims who are mostly forgotten.