Pakistan, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia have all condemned the BJP spokesperson’s remarks on the Prophet

The remarks from BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal have led to backlash from Gulf and other countries condemning and demanding an apology.

The administration of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has received criticism from the Gulf and other nations over remarks made by its spokeswoman Nupur Sharma and Delhi media chief Naveen Kumar Jindal against Prophet Muhammed.

Pakistan, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministries all released public statements criticising the remarks and demanding an apology.

The BJP, on the other hand, has suspended Sharma and expelled Jindal, claiming that it “respects all religions” and is “aggressively opposed to any philosophy that degrades or demeans any sect or religion.”


Pakistan summoned the Indian ambassador on Monday in response to the BJP spokesperson’s comments. The Foreign Office said in a statement that the remarks were “completely unacceptable” and that they had “seriously wounded the feelings” of Muslims around the world. 

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“Deplores the belated and perfunctory disciplinary actions taken by the BJP administration against the above mentioned officials, which cannot assuage the sorrow caused to the Muslims,” the FO added to the Indian diplomat.

Shehbaz Sharif, Pakistan’s Prime Minister, has previously denounced the “hurtful remarks.” ” “Have said it repeatedly India under Modi is trampling religious freedoms & persecuting Muslims… The world should take note & severely reprimand India,”


Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned India’s Ambassador on Sunday to deliver an official note expressing the country’s “complete condemnation of statements made by an official in India’s ruling party against the Prophet Mohammed.” The country has requested that all Muslims around the world have publicly apologised for their actions.

“Allowing such Islamophobic remarks to go unpunished poses a major danger to the protection of human rights and may lead to greater discrimination and marginalisation, creating a cycle of violence and hatred,” the Minister’s spokeswoman added.

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Kuwait’s Foreign Ministry also sent a note to India’s Ambassador, condemning the BJP spokeswoman’s comments. The suspension was appreciated by the Ministry, but an official apology was demanded. 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement identical to Qatar’s that such “hostile utterances” will “promote extremism and hatred” if they are allowed to continue without consequences.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry praised the ruling party’s move to suspend Sharma on Monday. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its criticism and repudiation of the words made by the spokeswoman for India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party,” the ministry said in a statement. 

And continues with “offending Prophet Muhammed, peace be upon him, and underlines its permanent rejection of discrimination against Islamic symbols, as well as all religious personalities and symbols.”


Yes, in a Secular Nation which believes and takes pride in its diversity. Such comments are not welcoming and should be condemned. Hoping BJP has learned its lesson the hard way. 

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But it should also be noted that the nations condemning have very precarious Human Right Issues, regarding the situation of their Minorities, even foreign workers are treated with hostility. So, India should also take the stage whenever it’s necessary to safeguard its people in a foreign land and support its religious groups.

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