September 22, 2023

BJP leader’s anti-Islamic remarks, OIC and many Arab countries strongly condemned

BJP spokesperson Nopur Sharma had made a painful remark about the Prophet of Islam during a TV debate.

BJP leader's anti-Islamic remarks

Saudi Arabia, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Qatar, Kuwait and other Arab countries have strongly condemned the “painful” remarks made by a leader of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against the Prophet of Islam. Is.

BJP spokesperson Nopur Sharma had made a painful remark about the Prophet of Islam during a TV debate.

According to the state-run news agency SPA, the Saudi Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday that “Saudi Arabia condemns the statement made by the BJP spokesperson insulting the Prophet of Islam.”

The Saudi Foreign Ministry said in a statement that “Saudi Arabia has always denied insulting the holy relics of Islam.” This is still the case today and will continue to be so in the future. “Saudi Arabia rejects insults to holy figures and religious symbols of all religions.”

The Foreign Ministry also welcomed the move to suspend the BJP spokesperson.
In a statement, the Foreign Ministry reiterated its commitment to “respect for all religions and their beliefs, and will continue to do so.”

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned the insults hurled against the Prophet of Islam by an official of India’s ruling party.

According to the SPA, the OIC said in a statement that “the insolence of a BJP official in honor of the Prophet of Islam is part of an intensified campaign against hatred and defamation of Islam in India”.

“Planned measures are being taken against Indian Muslims,” ​​the statement said. The ban on the hijab in educational institutions in several provinces is a link in the chain of measures to destroy Muslim property and increase violence against them.

The OIC has asked the Indian authorities to take stern notice of all sorts of insults and insults against Islam. The perpetrators of hate speech and violence against Muslims should be brought to justice and those who support them should be held accountable.

The OIC also called on Indian authorities to “ensure the rights of Muslims and the protection of their religious and cultural identities, their dignity and their places of worship.”

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called on the international community, especially the United Nations, to take “the necessary steps to end violence against Indian Muslims and to take special action by the Human Rights Council”.

On Sunday, the BJP said that Nopur Sharma had been suspended and condemned the party’s insult to “persons belonging to any religion”.

India’s ruling party has said that “another BJP leader, Naveen Jundal, has been expelled from the party for making inappropriate comments on Islam on social media.”

The BJP leaders’ comments have sparked outrage in many Muslim countries.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Twitter, “I condemn in the strongest terms the hurtful remarks made by the BJP leader about our beloved Prophet.”

“I have said many times that India, under the leadership of Modi, is suppressing religious freedom and oppressing Muslims.”

He further said that our love for the Prophet of Islam is paramount and all Muslims can sacrifice their lives for the love and honor of the Prophet.

The Qatari Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the Indian ambassador had been summoned on the issue.

The Qatari Foreign Ministry said in a statement that “Qatar welcomes the suspension of the official by the BJP but expects the Indian government to immediately condemn and apologize.”

The Indian ambassador in Kuwait was also summoned and a protest letter was handed over to him. The letter not only refuted the BJP leader’s remarks but also condemned him.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan wrote on Twitter that “the Arab world is happy to see Modi and his fascist party stand up.”

It should be noted that Imran Khan during his tenure had launched a vigorous campaign against Islamophobia and insulting remarks about the holy figures of Islam.

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