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BJP’s “Respect All Religions” Be aware Amid Row Over Spokesperson’s Remark

Nupur Sharma’s remark triggered clashes in Uttar Pradesh.

New Delhi:

The BJP on Sunday mentioned it “strongly denounces insult of any non secular personalities” amid an enormous backlash and violence over spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s touch upon Prophet Muhammad. The celebration, nevertheless, made no direct point out of any incident or remark.

“Through the 1000’s of years of the historical past of India, each faith has blossomed and flourished. The Bharatiya Janata Get together respects all religions. The BJP strongly denounces insult of any non secular personalities of any faith,” it mentioned in a press release.

“The Bharatiya Janata Get together can also be strongly towards any ideology which insults or demeans any sect or faith. The BJP doesn’t promote such folks or philosophy,” it mentioned.

“India’s Structure offers the suitable to each citizen to practise any faith of his/her alternative and to honour and respect each faith,” the celebration mentioned.

“As India celebrates the seventy fifth 12 months of its Independence, we’re dedicated to creating India an excellent nation the place all are equal and everybody lives with dignity, the place all are dedicated to India’s unity and integrity, the place all benefit from the fruits of development and growth,” it added.

Nupur Sharma’s remark throughout a TV debate final week, purportedly insulting the Prophet, had triggered an enormous outcry and protests from Muslim teams.

A minimum of 40 folks, together with 20 police personnel, had been injured throughout the clashes after two teams clashed on Friday in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur over a name to close down markets following the controversial remarks.

One group opposed the shutdown name by the opposite group, resulting in clashes involving incidents of stone-throwing. The police needed to fireplace tear fuel shells to disperse the gang and stop additional violence. The police have arrested 36 folks and filed circumstances towards 1,500.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind had been at a perform 80 kilometres away from the spot when the clashes broke out.

Nupur Sharma has additionally been named in a number of police circumstances in Maharashtra over her remark. She has denied any wrongdoing and claimed that she has been receiving loss of life threats.

The BJP’s clarification got here on a day when a wave of anger in Arab nations towards the remark by a spokesperson of India’s ruling celebration spilled onto social media with trending hashtags and requires a boycott of Indian merchandise.


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