UN effective role demanded for minorities safeguard in US. WMA chief J. Salik.
PRESS RELEASE Islamabad September 15, 2001
Expressing concern over reported attacks on places of worship of a minority community in the US and some other countries, the Convener of the World Minorities Alliance and former federal minister of Pakis
In a letter to the UN Secretary General Mr. Kofi Annan, Saturday J.Salik said if the minority became vulnerable in one country, they would be safe nowhere. The letter said "The event of September 11, 2001 pertaining to attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington are most tragic. The World Minorities Alliance is vastly aggrieved over the colossal human life and condoles with the bereaved families. God has blessed the United States with rich human and material resources. It status as such warrants rationality and it should keep restraint in this hour of crisis. The entire episode must be intensively investigated in proper perspective before incriminating any agency or person.
"The reported attacks in anger on places of worship of a minority community in the United States and the United Kingdom and certain other countries are irrational and cause concern. There may be subsequent chain reaction.
"Safeguarding the rights of minorities all over the world is the collective human responsibility reposed in the United Nations. The world body should discharge its obligations rising above the passing passion of one country or a group of countries or communities.
" If the minorities become vulnerable in one country, they will be save no where. And without safeguarding the lives, honor, property or faith of minorities all over the world, international peace may not be ensured.
" We in the World Minorities Alliance call upon all concerned to play cool and discharge their wholesome responsibilities in an integrated fashion."