Doha/Kuwait City, 6 June 2022 (TDI): Qatar and Kuwait have summoned the Indian envoys in their countries to register their protest against the blasphemous statements made by  BJP spokesperson.

The reaction of Qatar: 

Qatar’s Foreign Ministry stated it summoned Indian Ambassador Deepak Mittal and delivered him an official message expressing its “complete rejection and denunciation” of a BJP leader’s provocative remarks against Prophet Mohammad.

The Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Majed Alansari shared that Qatar has demanded a public apology from the Indian Government for remarks of the Ruling Party’s official Against Prophet Mohammed.

According to a news statement from the Indian Embassy in Qatar, “the Ambassador had a meeting in the Foreign Office in which concerns were raised with regard to some offensive tweets by individuals in India denigrating the religious personality,”

The reaction of Kuwait:

The State of Kuwait also called the Indian ambassador in Kuwait and handed him a protest note in which it completely rejected and denounced the statements made by an official in the ruling party against the Holy Prophet peace and blessings be upon him.

The ministry explained that the State of Kuwait welcomed the statement issued by the ruling party in India, during which it announced the suspension of the aforementioned official from carrying out her duties and activities in the party because of these offensive statements. But, the State also demanded a public apology for hostile statements given by the Spoke person of BJP.

According to the Ministry of Foreign  Affairs of Kuwait, issuing such statements reflects a clear disrespect against our religious sentiments and the increasing aspects of extremism, hatred, and elements of Islamophobia. They also reflect a clear ignorance of the message of peace and tolerance of  Islamic religion, and the great role Islam has played in building civilizations in different parts of the world.

Response of other Muslim countries:

Pakistan also strongly condemned and denounced the insulting and hurtful remarks of the BJP spokesperson.

Action by India: 

In response, BJP national spokeswoman Nupur Sharma was suspended from the party’s primary membership on Sunday for comments made during a recent television debate, according to BJP documents and media reports. The BJP’s Delhi media operation head, Naveen Kumar Jindal, was also expelled.

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