Summoned by the governments of three Islamic nations as we speak over a few BJP leaders’ remarks on Prophet Muhammad, Indian Ambassadors dismissed them as “fringe elements”. The feedback — purportedly insulting the Prophet — had been made the BJP’s nationwide spokesperson Nupur Sharma throughout a TV debate final week within the backdrop of a collection of communal incidents throughout the nation. A second chief, Naveen Jindal, posted a tweet in regards to the Prophet, which he later deleted amid escalating outrage.
In Qatar, Ambassador Deepak Mittal mentioned the feedback “do not, in any manner, reflect the views of the Government of India. These are the views of fringe elements,” mentioned a spokesperson of the embassy.
Mr Mittal was summoned by Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which mentioned it was “expecting a public apology and immediate condemnation of these remarks from the Government of India”.
“Allowing such Islamophobic remarks to continue without punishment, constitutes a grave danger to the protection of human rights and may lead to further prejudice and marginalization, which will create a cycle of violence and hate,” Qatar mentioned.
“In line with our civilizational heritage and strong cultural traditions of unity in diversity, the Government of India accords the highest respect to all religions. Strong action has already been taken against those who made derogatory remarks,” the embassy spokesperson quoted Mr Mittal as saying.
In Kuwait, the Indian embassy mentioned in a press release that the Ambassador had a gathering with the international workplace the place “concerns were raise with regard to some offensive tweets by individuals in India”.
“Ambassador conveyed that the tweets do not, in any manner, reflect the views of the government of India. These are the views of fringe elements…. Strong action has already been taken against those who made the derogatory remarks”.
In Iran, information channel Iran worldwide English reported that after receiving the “Iranian nation and government’s protest over the insulting remarks,” the Indian ambassador to Tehran mentioned the offender had no place within the authorities and has even been dismissed from his celebration after making these remarks”.
The BJP has suspended Nupur Sharma from the celebration’s major membership and expelled its Delhi media head Naveen Kumar Jindal – a transfer the Congress dismissed as “farce” and a “sham try at harm management”.
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