Controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad: After Qatar, Kuwait brought Indian agent over dubious comments on Prophet Muhammad by BJP spokespersons Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal.
The advancement comes after the BJP suspended Sharma from the party over her supposed offensive comments against Prophet Muhammad. The party additionally removed Jindal, who heads its Delhi media, over his tweet alluding to Prophet Muhammad.
Recently, Qatar brought Indian agent over the BJP spokespersons’ remarks and requested “general acknowledgment” from the Indian government.
In a proclamation, Qatar’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Soltan receptacle Saad Al-Muraikhi brought up that permitting such “Islamophobic comments” to go on without discipline, comprises a “grave risk” to the security of basic liberties and may prompt further “bias and underestimation”, which will make a pattern of brutality and disdain.
Responding to Qatar’s statement, the Indian Embassy in Doha said Ambassador Dipak Mittal has conveyed that the “tweets do not, in any manner, reflect the views of the Government of India. These are the views of fringe elements”. The embassy also said that the Indian government accords the “highest respect to all religions” in line with the country’s “civilisational heritage and strong cultural traditions of unity in diversity”.
“Strong action has already been taken against those who made derogatory remarks. A statement has also been issued by concerned quarters emphasising respect for all religions, denouncing insult to any religious personality or demeaning any religion or sect,” the spokesperson of Indian embassy in Doha said.
BJP’s stern action against its leaders
Earlier today, BJP’s disciplinary committee, in a communication to Sharma, said she has expressed views contrary to the party’s position on various matters, which is in clear violation of its constitution.
“Pending further inquiry, you are suspended from the party and from your responsibilities, assignments if any, with immediate effect,” it said.