On the 4th Anniversary of the United Nations Religion for Rights declaration, the UN Workplace of the Excessive commissioner on Human Rights has issued a brief video on gender equality which accommodates a stanza from Guru Granth Sahib learn by famend scholar and human rights activist Dr Iqtidar Cheema.
The video was launched at a United Nations convention on March 30, 2021. The convention heard from Michelle Bachelet, UN Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights and varied UN particular rapporteurs and civil society organisations.
Talking on the convention, Cheema stated that Guru Granth sahib carries a common message. He stated that the situation of girls on the time of Guru Nanak was very deplorable as below the Brahmanical caste system, ladies got a low standing in life. However Guru Nanak strongly voiced for equal standing of girls, he added.
“Honoured to contribute to @UNshort video with readings from #Interfaith core texts,” Cheema wrote in a tweet whereas sharing the video on the micro-blogging website.
Honoured to contribute to @UN brief video with readings from #Interfaith core texts. Launched at present. Pl watch &share https://t.co/0Yod5bbBe3@julianbond12@Drsmeeee@QariAsim@JakaraMovement@1Force@CadburyCentre@NishkamCentre@SikhAustralian@sakanakodar
— Dr Iqtidar Cheema (@drcheema786) March 30, 2021
In line with an official assertion, he stated that he was honoured to get three stanzas of Guru Granth Sahib included within the UN religion for rights declaration and in addition to learn the stanza about ladies rights within the UN official video.