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Prophet Row: Act Towards Protesters, Says Delhi Jama Masjid’s Shahi Imam


A big crowd at Jama Masjid demanded the arrest of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma

New Delhi:

Protests broke out after Friday prayers at Delhi’s Jama Masjid over remarks by suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and her former colleague Naveen Jindal on Prophet Muhammad. Distancing himself from the protests, Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari stated that no person is aware of who the protesters have been.

“We do not know who these folks have been or which political events they have been affiliated to”: the Shahi Imam advised IHNS.

A big crowd gathered on the steps of the favored mosque carrying placards and shouting slogans demanding the arrest of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her controversial remarks a number of days in the past.

Saying that the demonstration was not affordable, he additionally demanded motion in opposition to the protesters. He additionally urged folks to not organise such protests.

“It is essential to take permission for an indication like this. Trying on the state of affairs in India now, such an indication was not affordable,” Syed Ahmed Bukhari stated.

“No extra protests ought to be organised. In the end the loss lies with us,” he added.

The feedback by the representatives of India’s ruling celebration throughout a TV debate and on Twitter earlier this month had angered Muslims in India and overseas. A number of West Asian international locations demanded a public apology, summoned Indian envoys, and noticed requires a boycott of Indian merchandise.

India tried to defuse the row calling the feedback “views of fringe parts”. The BJP distanced itself from the feedback, suspended Ms Sharma, expelled Mr Jindal and requested its spokespeople to talk extra responsibly in public.

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