New Delhi: Saudi Arabia and Bahrain on Monday (June 6, 2022) joined other Arab nations to condemn the controversial remarks of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nupur Sharma towards Prophet Muhammad. While Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs mentioned that it reaffirms its everlasting rejection of prejudice towards the symbols of the Islamic faith and refuses to prejudice all non secular figures and symbols, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain confused the significance of respecting all non secular beliefs, symbols and personalities. Both gulf nations, nevertheless, welcomed BJP’s choice to droop its occasion’s spokeswoman.
Here are prime points on controversy over Nupur Sharma’s remarks on Prophet Mohammed:
Saudi Arabia condemns Nupur Sharma’s remarks
Saudi Arabia condemned and denounced the statements made by BJP chief Nupur Sharma insulting Prophet Muhammed and reiterated its place calling for respect for beliefs and religions.
Bahrain calls on to confront ‘extremist concepts that feed sedition’
Bahrain condemned Nupur Sharma’s remarks and confused the significance of respecting all non secular beliefs, symbols and personalities, and the concerted efforts of the worldwide neighborhood to unfold the values of moderation, tolerance, and dialogue between religions and civilizations. The Gulf nation referred to as on to confront “extremist concepts that feed sedition and spiritual, sectarian or racial hatred”. Saudi Arabia and Bahrain additionally welcomed the choice of the Bharatiya Janata Party to droop its occasion’s spokeswoman.
BJP suspends Nupur Sharma, says it respects all religions
The BJP whereas suspending its spokeswoman Nupur Sharma in response to feedback she made throughout a TV debate in regards to the Prophet Mohammed, mentioned that the occasion revered all religions.
“The BJP strongly denounces insult of any non secular personalities of any faith,” it mentioned in an announcement. The saffron occasion additionally expelled its Delhi media head Naveen Kumar Jindal over his now-deleted tweets on the controversy. Both Sharma and Jindal mentioned it was by no means their intention to damage anybody’s non secular emotions.
The controversial remarks have now sparked a Twitter pattern within the Arab world calling for a boycott of Indian merchandise.
Qatar, Iran, Kuwait summon Indian Ambassadors
Qatar, Iran and Kuwait on Sunday summoned India’s Ambassadors because the key Gulf nations expressed their robust protest and condemnation of the controversial remarks of the BJP chief towards Prophet Mohammed.
Seeking to defuse a diplomatic row, spokespersons of the Indian Embassy in Qatar and Kuwait mentioned that the Ambassadors “conveyed that the tweets don’t, in any method, replicate the views of the Government of India. These are the views of fringe components.”
The spokesperson mentioned that the Indian Ambassador to Qatar Deepak Mittal had a gathering within the Foreign Office by which considerations have been raised with regard to some offensive tweets by people in India denigrating the non secular character.
Those who specific bigotry at house ought to concentrate on penalties overseas: Shashi Tharoor slams BJP
Senior Congress chief Shashi Tharoor additionally hit out on the Bharatiya Janata Party over Nupur Sharma’s controversial remarks and tagged a publish that mentioned that supermarkets in Gulf nations, together with Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain eliminated Indian merchandise after insulting remarks have been made by ruling occasion leaders.
“Object lesson: Those who specific bigotry at house ought to concentrate on the results overseas. India has loved a proud standing on the planet, which is being undermined by the irresponsibility of the communal-minded who’ve been allowed free rein for too lengthy by the ruling occasion,” Tharoor tweeted.
India beneath Modi trampling non secular freedoms, persecuting Muslims: Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has additionally condemned the “hurtful” remarks by the BJP chief towards the prophet of Islam. “I condemn in strongest doable phrases hurtful feedback of India’s BJP chief about our beloved Prophet (PBUH),” Shehbaz tweeted.
The prime minister additionally alleged that the present Indian authorities was trampling non secular freedom and particularly the rights of Muslims. “Have mentioned it repeatedly India beneath Modi is trampling non secular freedoms & persecuting Muslims. World ought to take notice & severely reprimand India. Our love for the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is supreme,” he mentioned.
(With company inputs)