New Delhi –
India scrambled to hold back the diplomatic storms that had erupted in Islamic countries after controversial comments made about Islam and the Prophet Muhammad by two officials of the Bharatiya Janata Nationalist Party.
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Iran and Pakistan have registered protests made by BJP National Spokespersons during this new television debate.
Some of these countries summon the Indian Ambassador to criticize the insulting statement. Mentioning the comment “Islamophobia,” Qatar has demanded a public apology from India. The controversy became very embarrassing for India when it erupted while his vice president, Venkaiah Naidu, and business leaders were visiting the country.
Cusing the statement, Saudi Arabia said “reaffirms permanent rejection of prejudice against the symbols of Islam.”
In addition to official anger, anger towards the statement poured out on social media in several Arab countries with some people calling for Indian boys.
Organizations that influence the cooperation of Islam say they come in “the context of hatred and harassment of Islam in India and systematic abuse of Muslims.” It also quoted decisions by several states in India to ban Muslim hijab, headscarves, and incidents of violence against Muslims.
Rejecting Oki’s comments as “misleading and naughty,” the Indian Foreign Ministry said that the government paid the highest respect to all religions. In a statement, it is said that the comments and tweet “offensive” “not in any way reflect the view of the Indian government” and made by people who have taken their actions.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs criticized Pakistan, who also condemned the statement, called it “violators of minority rights serials” and said that it should not be involved in “alarming propaganda.”
Spokesman BJP Nupur Sharma, who made the statement, was suspended by the party while Naveen Jindal, Head of the Delhi Party Unit Media, who had tweeted about this issue, was expelled on Sunday.
“BJP is particularly decrying the attack of every single severe person of any religion. BJP also opposes any ideology that insulting or demeaning any sect or religion. BJP does not promote the person or philosophy, “said the party in a statement.
Sharma said on Twitter that there was never the intention to hurt anyone’s feelings and that he spoke as a response to the comments made about the Hindu god.
Sporadic protests also erupted in several Indian states because the statement caused anger among Muslims, which is the largest minority in India, forming 14 percent of the 1.4 billion people in the country.
The statement was seen in the context of what critics said was an increase in hate speech targeting Muslims since the Bharatiya Janata party was in power in 2014.
In a publication, the Indian Express paper said, “Really it was anything but an unexpected imperfection – leaned toward ejection. The BJP election victory since 2014, and especially after 2019, has been ventured by party activists and others from the Saffron Brigade to the level they enjoy in the daily anti-minority actions. “With the Saffron Brigade, the newspaper refers to the Hindu nationalists.
The political commentator said such controversy could establish India’s efforts to improve relations with the Persian Gulf countries, which have become the main focus of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Tens of thousands of Indians worked in UAE and in Gulf countries such as Kuwait, and New Delhi also tried to strengthen trade relations with these countries.
The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs, in his latest annual report to the Congress on International Religious Freedom, was named India as among countries that were violators of religious freedom. It is suspected that the attack on members of the minority community, including murder, attack and intimidation occurred in India throughout 2021
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