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“Denounce Insult Of Non secular Personalities”: BJP Removes Spokespersons


Nupur Sharma’s remark triggered clashes in Uttar Pradesh.

New Delhi:

The BJP on Sunday suspended get together spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled her colleague Naveen Kumar Jindal over their feedback on Prophet Muhammad which have provoked an enormous backlash and violence, after saying it “strongly denounces insult of any spiritual personalities”.

“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 spiritual personalities of any faith,” it stated in a press release earlier within the day.

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

“India’s Structure provides the best to each citizen to practise any faith of his/her selection and to honour and respect each faith,” the get together stated.

“As India celebrates the seventy fifth yr of its Independence, we’re dedicated to creating India an incredible 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 progress and improvement,” it added.

Later, it launched orders suspending Nupur Sharma, pending an inquiry, and expelling Naveen Kumar Jindal. Whereas Nupur Sharma was a nationwide spokesperson for the get together, Naveen Jindal led the get together’s Delhi media unit.

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

Because the controversy snowballed, Naveen Kumar Jindal posted a tweet concerning the Prophet that additionally angered many, forcing him to delete it.

Not less than 40 folks, together with 20 police personnel, had been injured in the course of 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 hearth tear gasoline shells to disperse the group and stop additional violence. The police have arrested 36 folks and filed instances in opposition to 1,500.

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

Nupur Sharma has additionally been named in a number of police instances 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 in opposition to the feedback by the spokespersons of India’s ruling get together spilled onto social media with trending hashtags and requires a boycott of Indian merchandise.

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