Qatar and Kuwait have summoned India’s envoys and given them protest notes over the controversial remarks of two BJP leaders towards Prophet Muhammad. India, searching for to defuse the row, stated the remarks are the “views of fringe parts.”
The controversy flared final week after remarks by BJP nationwide spokesperson Nupur Sharma on a TV debate and the celebration’s Delhi media head Naveen Kumar Jindal’s now-deleted tweets.
The feedback have been criticised by Muslim teams in India and triggered violence in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh on Friday, injuring round 40 folks.
Outrage over the remarks has unfold within the Arab world with a trending Twitter hashtag calling for a boycott of Indian merchandise in some international locations. A Qatari minister stated, “Systematic hate speech towards Islam in India… shall be thought-about insult by 2 billion Muslims.”
Dealing with a rising backlash, the BJP suspended Nupur Sharma and expelled Naveen Kumar Jindal. The celebration additionally issued a press release underscoring its respect for all religions and their revered figures.
Each BJP leaders stated it was by no means their intention to harm anybody’s spiritual emotions. Ms Sharma withdrew her controversial assertion made within the TV debate and claimed that her feedback have been a response to “steady insult and disrespect in the direction of our Mahadev (Lord Shiva)”