Haq reiterated that the UN "obviously" encourages all to respect the laws of the country when he was asked by a reporter that not allowing women to enter the temple is a violation of human rights, given that the Supreme Court has ruled in the matter.
"At its core, violence against women and girls in all its forms is the manifestation of a profound lack of respect – a failure by men to recognize the inherent equality and dignity of women," UN chief Antonio Guterres said.
The request was included in a memorandum that also made mention of Indian Army’s operation at Golden Temple in 1984, anti-Sikh riots that year, and the alleged racism faced by Sikhs in Western countries.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres linked corruption to many forms of instability and violence and noted that connections between corruption, terrorism and violent extremism have been repeatedly recognised by the Security Council and the General Assembly
Guterres sought to make the case that a shift away from fossil fuels like oil and coal would create jobs and bolster economies. Rebutting critics who argue that such a shift would be costly, he called that idea “hogwash.”
Ahead of World Cities Day on October 31, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned that, “such rapid urbanisation can strain local capacities, contributing to increased risk from natural and human made disasters”.