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Authorities Firefights After Gulf Outrage Over Prophet Feedback: 10 Factors

PM Modi in recent times has strengthened financial ties with the Gulf nations. (File photograph)

New Delhi:
The federal government in the present day fought to defuse anger in Gulf international locations and opposition assaults at residence over feedback on Prophet Muhammad by two BJP leaders – one has now been expelled and the opposite suspended.

Listed here are the highest 10 updates on this large story:

  1. Prime officers tried to handle the diplomatic fallout as nations together with Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, the UAE and Iran demanded an apology from the federal government for permitting the derogatory remarks.

  2. On Sunday, envoys within the Gulf had been summoned amid widespread calls on social media for a boycott of Indian items within the Gulf.

  3. The overseas ministry stated in a press release the offensive tweets and feedback didn’t, in any manner, replicate the views of the federal government.

  4. In Qatar, Ambassador Deepak Mittal stated the feedback “don’t, in any method, replicate the views of the Authorities of India. These are the views of fringe components”.

  5. A senior official on the Qatar Embassy in New Delhi stated Modi’s authorities should publicly distance itself from the feedback. “Hurting our spiritual sentiments can instantly influence financial ties,” Reuters quoted the official as saying.

  6. The BJP suspended spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled one other chief, Naveen Jindal, over the controversial feedback.

  7. The feedback had been made by Nupur Sharma throughout a TV debate final week within the backdrop of a collection of communal incidents throughout the nation. BJP media chief Naveen Jindal posted a tweet concerning the Prophet, which he later deleted.

  8. In a press release on Sunday, the BJP stated it’s “strongly towards any ideology which insults or demeans any sect or faith” and “doesn’t promote such individuals or philosophy”.

  9. India’s commerce with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which incorporates Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and the UAE, stood round $90 billion in 2020-21. Thousands and thousands of Indians reside and work in GCC international locations.

  10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in recent times has strengthened financial ties with the energy-rich nations, the highest supply for nation’s gasoline imports.

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