30.1 C
Delhi
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Saudi Arabia summons Swedish ambassador over latest Quran-burning

Date:

Share post:

Riyadh: The Saudi Foreign Ministry said on Monday that it had summoned the Swedish ambassador to Riyadh over the recent incident of burning a Quran in front of a mosque in Stockholm.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Ambassador of Sweden to the Kingdom and informed her of the Kingdom’s categorical rejection of an extremist’s burning of the Holy Qur’an in front of the Stockholm Central Mosque in #Sweden after Eid al-Adha,” the ministry said in a statement posted on Twitter.

Last week, the Saudi Foreign Ministry said the Quran-burning incident affected mutual respect, which is necessary for building relations between states and peoples and combating extremism.

On June 28, the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, a protest took place outside Stockholm’s main mosque, during which the Quran was burned. The Swedish police authorized the demonstration. Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson said the authorization was “lawful but inappropriate.”

The desecration and burning of the Quran in Stockholm sparked a wave of condemnation around the world. Iraq has called on Swedish authorities to extradite the immigrant responsible for the incident. Many heads of state, along with the secretary general of the Arab League and the head of the Gulf Cooperation Council, have condemned the act.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Goa SCPCR seeks inquiry into worms in mid-day meals

The Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (GSCPCR), has served a notice to the Directorate of...

‘Justice for SSR’ campaign lives on as fresh PIL filed in Bombay High Court

With more than 3 years of Sushant Singh’s Rajput untimely and suspicious death, the campaign seeking justice for...

1 suspect taken into custody in Ujjain rape case, says MP Home Minister

A suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the case of a 12-year-old being raped, in...

Mouni Roy happy to work in Sultan of Delhi

New Delhi: Bollywood actress Mouni Roy is happy to work in the film 'Sultan of Delhi'. Sultan of Delhi:...