Norway bans burning of holy Quran.

OSLO -- Government of Norway has banned desecration of Holy Quran and warned that strict action would be taken if such incidents happened again. Authorities said in Norway everyone can avail freedom of speech but within the limits. Foreign news agency reported that Norway police have been asked to bar activities hurting religious sentiments of people. Earlier, Pakistan lodged a protest with Norway over desecration of the Holy Quran in the Norwegian city of Kristiansand. Norwegian Ambassador Kjell-Gunnar Eriksen was summoned to the Foreign Office and conveyed 'deep concern of the government and people of Pakistan' over the incident.

Pakistan urged the ambassador to bring those involved in desecration of the Holy Quran incident to justice and to prevent the recurrence of any such incident in the future. Lars Thorsen, a leader of an anti-Islam group, set fire to a copy of the Quran the other day, while another leader of the far right group Arne Tumyr desecrated two other copies of the holy book by throwing them into a...

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