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16 countries Criticise BJP Spokesperson’s Remark On Prophet As Backlash Against India Spreads

On Sunday, the BJP stated that it respects all religions and firmly condemns any insult to religious figures.

New Delhi: The diplomatic indignation over BJP officials Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal’s remarks against Prophet Muhammad persisted, despite the government’s efforts to alleviate the situation in several countries by stressing that it respects all religions.

At least 15 nations have submitted official protests against India over the contentious remarks, including Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, the UAE, Iran, Jordan, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Maldives, Libya, and Indonesia.

The countries condemned and rejected insults directed at the Prophet Muhammad, and requested an apology from the government.

Domestically, opposition parties increased demands for legal action against the two BJP leaders, accusing them of tarnishing the country’s foreign image.

In a statement, the foreign ministry condemned the insulting tweets and comments “did not reflect the government’s views in any manner. These are the viewpoints of the periphery “..

The BJP has suspended Nupur Sharma as a spokesperson and dismissed Naveen Jindal for his contentious remarks. The party issued a statement on Sunday, stating that it is “strongly opposed to any ideology that insults or demeans any sect or faith,” and that it “does not endorse such persons or thought.”

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) criticized the remarks and urged the United Nations to take the appropriate steps to preserve minorities’ rights in India.

Qatar, Iran, and Kuwait summoned Indian diplomats on Sunday to convey their strong opposition to the remarks. Individuals in India’s “offensive tweets” “do not, in any sense, reflect the views of the government of India,” the embassies later said in statements.

The divisive words spurred a social media trend in several nations calling for a boycott of Indian goods.
Nupur Sharma made the remarks during a television debate last week, in the wake of a spate of communal incidents across the country. Naveen Jindal, the BJP’s publicity chief, sent out a tweet regarding the Prophet, which he later removed.

The Delhi Police have opened an investigation into Nupur Sharma’s complaint, in which she claims that


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