Indonesia, Saudi, UAE and Afghanistan condemn BJP leader’s controversial remarks against Prophet

Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain and Afghanistan Stressing the importance of respect for all religious beliefs, several Muslim nations on Monday joined forces to condemn a BJP leader’s controversial remarks against Prophet Mohammad. In a statement, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry condemned and condemned the statements made by the BJP spokesperson, saying it insulted Prophet Mohammed.

The ministry reiterated its “permanent rejection of prejudice against symbols of Islamic religion”. It also rejected anything that breeds prejudice against “all religious figures and symbols”. Welcoming the steps taken by the BJP to suspend the spokesperson, the ministry reaffirmed the “state’s position on respect for beliefs and religions”. In a separate statement, the General Presidency of Affairs of the Grand Mosque in Mecca and the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina on Monday condemned the “derogatory statements” made by a BJP spokesperson against the Prophet.

Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, strongly condemned what two Indian politicians called “unacceptably derogatory remarks” against the prophet. Indonesia’s foreign ministry tweeted: “This message has been conveyed to the Indian Ambassador in Jakarta.” The United Arab Emirates also condemned the controversial statements expressing their condemnation and disapproval of the Prophet’s insults.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) reaffirmed the UAE’s strong rejection of all practices and practices that are contrary to ethical and humanitarian values ​​and principles. The ministry called for the need to strengthen joint international responsibility for respecting and not violating religious symbols, combating hate speech and violence, and spreading the values ​​of tolerance and human coexistence.

Jordan “strongly condemned” the derogatory remarks of the BJP leader, who has been suspended from the primary membership of the party. In Oman, Sheikh Khalifa Ali Al Harathi, Under Secretary for Diplomatic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, met Indian Ambassador Amit Narang and condemned his country for the derogatory remarks made about the Prophet.

Hardy said such comments and incidents do not serve a peaceful coexistence between people of different religions and only cause public outrage. He welcomed the statement of the BJP announcing the suspension of the leader who made derogatory remarks.

In New Delhi, the BJP on Sunday suspended its national spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled Delhi media chief Naveen Kumar Jindal after his controversial remarks against the Prophet. Amid protests from Muslim groups over the remarks, the party issued a statement aimed at allaying the concerns of minorities and distancing itself from these members, saying it respects all religions and respects any religious personality. Strongly condemns the insult.

Maldives said it was “deeply concerned by the derogatory remarks made by some BJP officials”. Bahrain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed the BJP’s decision to suspend the party’s spokesperson, “emphasizing the need to condemn any reprehensible insults against the Prophet Muhammad PBUH, as inciting Muslim sentiments and religious hatred.” In.” In a statement, the ministry stressed the importance of “concerted efforts of the international community to respect all religious beliefs, symbols and personalities, and to spread the values ​​of moderation, tolerance and dialogue between religions and civilizations, and to counter extremist ideas.” feed off treason and religious, communal, or racial hatred.” Afghanistan’s largest independent news agency Pazwok News said the Taliban-led interim Afghan government strongly condemned the derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed. “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan strongly condemns the use of derogatory words against the Prophet of Islam by an official of the ruling party in India,” the agency said in a tweet, quoting government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.

“We urge the Indian government not to allow such fanatics to insult the holy religion of Islam and incite the sentiments of Muslims,” ​​he said. Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) General Secretary, Nayef Falah M Al Hajraf also condemned, rejected and condemned the statements made by the BJP spokesperson against the Prophet.

The council, in a brief statement, said that the Secretary-General reaffirmed its categorical rejection of the prejudice of all prophets and apostles as well as personalities and religious symbols, emphasizing a position that rejects provocation, targeting or targeting of beliefs and religions. underestimates. The GCC is a regional, intergovernmental, political and economic union consisting of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Millions of Indians work in GCC countries.

The 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation strongly condemned and condemned the recent insult to the Prophet by the BJP leader. It also urged the United Nations to take necessary measures to ensure that the rights of Muslims in India are protected. Qatar, Iran and Kuwait on Sunday summoned India’s ambassadors and major Gulf countries strongly protested and condemned a BJP leader’s controversial remarks against Prophet Mohammad.

Pakistan on Monday said it has summoned the Indian charge d’affaires to convey its categorical disapproval and condemnation of the controversial remarks. The Pakistan Armed Forces spokesperson tweeted, “Pakistan Armed Forces strongly condemns blasphemous comments by Indian authorities. The derogatory act is deeply hurtful and clearly reflects the extreme level of hatred against Muslims and other religions in India.” it shows.”

Trying to quell a diplomatic row, Indian embassy spokespersons in Qatar and Kuwait said on Sunday that the ambassadors “informed that the tweets do not in any way reflect the views of the Indian government. These are views of fringe elements”. ..” The controversial comment also triggered a Twitter trend in the Arab world calling for a boycott of Indian products.

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