Muslim countries condemn BJP leader’s blasphemous remarks
Muslim countries have expressed outrage at the blasphemous remarks made by leaders of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against the Holy Prophet (PBUH), while Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Iran summoned the Indian ambassador and recorded their protest.
Qatar has demanded a public apology from India for allowing such “Islamophobic” views to hurt the feelings of Muslims.
Kuwait, on the other hand, said in a statement that it had issued an official protest letter to India protesting the blasphemous remarks made by an official of India’s ruling party against the Holy Prophet (PBUH), Islam and Muslims. The statements were strongly rejected by the state of Kuwait.
A statement issued by the Qatari Foreign Ministry said that after the incident, Qatar summoned the Indian ambassador and handed him an official letter of protest in which they expressed anger with the ruling party of India. Controversial remarks made by an official against the Holy Prophet (PBUH), Islam and Muslims were completely rejected and strongly condemned.
Qatar said in a statement that it expects a public apology and immediate condemnation of the remarks by the Indian government.
Qatar said in a statement that allowing such anti-Islamic remarks to continue without punishment is a major threat to the protection of human rights, which could lead to further hatred, prejudice and exploitation of a class. An endless cycle of violence and hatred could begin.
The Grand Mufti of Oman, Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al-Khalil, said in a statement on the social networking site Twitter that a “dirty, insulting” statement by a spokesman for India’s ruling party amounted to a war against every Muslim.
India has told both Qatar and Kuwait that aggressive views do not reflect the views of the Indian government, while those responsible for the insulting remarks have been subjected to “severe action”.
The BJP suspended the party membership of the leaders
According to the Hindustan Times, the ruling BJP suspended Nupur Sharma after a strong backlash from Muslim countries, while Naveen Jindal was expelled from the party over his remarks.
The statement did not name any leader, but emphasized that the party does not tolerate insults to any religion and respects all religions and beliefs.
The statement further said, “The Bharatiya Janata Party is also against any ideology which insults or humiliates any sect or religion. The BJP does not promote such people or philosophy.