Indian Muslim Member of Parliament, Asaduddin Owaisi, has accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of “legitimizing” hate speech against Muslims. Owaisi made the allegation in response to a recent statement by BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, who made derogatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad.
Owaisi said that the BJP was creating a “climate of impunity” for those who engage in hate speech against Muslims. He also said that the BJP was using hate speech to divide society and polarize voters.
The BJP has denied Owaisi’s allegations, saying that it is committed to protecting the rights of all minorities. However, many critics have accused the BJP of turning a blind eye to hate speech against Muslims.
The issue of hate speech has become increasingly contentious in India in recent years. There have been a number of high-profile cases of hate speech against Muslims, including the lynching of Muslim men by mobs.
The Indian government has taken some steps to address the issue of hate speech, but critics say that more needs to be done. They have called for the government to take stricter action against those who engage in hate speech and to create a more inclusive environment for all minorities.