Kuwait's deputy foreign minister welcomed the announcement about the suspension of the BJP spokesperson whose comments about the Prophet has sparked an uproar.
06 June 2022, 12:00 AM
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At least three nations – Iran, Kuwait and Qatar – expressed their disappointment on Sunday with India over "abusive statements" against Prophet Mohammed made by now-suspended leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Kuwait's deputy foreign minister for Asia handed over a note of protest to the Indian envoy over the issue. He also welcomed the announcement about suspension of BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma whose comments about the Prophet made recently on national television has sparked an uproar in the country and abroad, especially in Arab nations like Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
In response to a media query regarding the statement issued by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs on offensive tweets in India, the Spokesperson of the Embassy of India in Kuwait said, “Ambassador Sibi George had a meeting in the Foreign Office in which concerns were raised with regard to some offensive tweets by individuals in India.”
“In line with our civilizational heritage and strong cultural traditions of unity in diversity, the Government of India accords the highest respect to all religions,” added the spokesperson.
Strong action has already been taken against those who made derogatory remarks. A statement was also issued by concerned quarters emphasizing respect for all religions, denouncing insult to any religious personality or demeaning any religion or sect.
Vested interests that are against India-Kuwait relations have been inciting the people using these derogatory comments.
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday suspended its spokesperson Nupur Sharma from the party’s primary membership and expelled its Delhi media head Naveen Kumar Jindal after their alleged inflammatory remarks against minorities.
“Ambassador conveyed that the tweets do not, in any manner, reflect the views of the Government of India. These are the views of fringe elements,” said the spokesperson.
Earlier, India had conveyed to Qatar that controversial remarks against minorities are views of fringe elements and not the Government of India.