Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that insulting Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) doesn’t count as an expression of artistic freedom. Putin made a bold plea for religious freedom and against the gross neglect of human rights. Russian President Vladimir Putin lashed out at people hurting the feelings of Muslims.

Insults to the Prophet (PBUH) are a “violation of religious freedom and the violation of the sacred feelings of people who profess Islam,”, Putin said on Thursday during his annual news conference, Russian News Agency TASS reported. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin also condemned placing Nazi photos that praised the Immortal Regiment of Russians.

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While admiring essence of freedom, nobody has the right to violate freedom of others, said Putin.

Previously, Prime Minister Imran Khan has also called out Islamophobia.

The premier said that the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy has recognised as an emerging threat, as it increases the tendency of right-wing, xenophobic, and violent nationalists, extremists, and terrorist groups to target Muslims.

“We hope the Secretary-General’s report will focus on these new threats of terrorism posed by Islamophobes and right-wing extremists,” the prime minister said.

“I call on the Secretary-General to convene a global dialogue on countering the rise of Islamophobia. Our parallel efforts, at the same time, should be to promote interfaith harmony, and they should continue,” he added.