Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia on Sunday handed over a protest letter about “blasphemous statements” against the prophet Mohammed made by the suspended leaders of the Baratiya Janata Party (BJP).
In addition, he has welcomed the announcement of the suspension of BJP spokesman Nupur Sharma whose comments on the recent Prophet on national television have caused unrest in the country and abroad, especially in Arab countries such as Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
India shares close ties with all these nations. Earlier in the day, the Qatari Foreign Ministry summoned the Indian ambassador to Deepak Mittal and presented him with an official note, expressing disappointment and utter rejection of the BJP leader’s comments against the Prophet.
The BJP suspended Sharma and fired the head of the Delhi media group, Naveen Kumar Jindal, for their controversial remarks against the Prophet.
Earlier, the BJP distanced itself from the controversy and said the party “respects all religions”. In a statement signed by the party’s national secretary general Arun Singh, the saffron camp said the tit “strongly opposes” any ideas that “insult or undermine any sect or religion”.
“The BJP does not condone such people or philosophy … it (the BJP) strongly condemns the blasphemy of any religion,” the statement added.