Opinion| Hate and intolerance pervade the political scene in India

The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs denounced the statements of BJP, which were insulting to Prophet Muhammad, stressing its permanent rejection of attempts to prejudice the symbols of Islam, and its refusal to prejudice all religious figures and symbols. Also, Pakistan said in a statement that it "condemns in the strongest possible terms" the "extremely offensive" statements, and calls on the international community to take immediate measures to avert what it described as the worsening situation of Islamophobia in India.


Former media head of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India, Naveen Jindal, tweeted a few days ago, asking why Prophet Muhammad married Lady Aisha when she was only 10 years old. Similar offensive statements about the Prophet and his wives were made by BJP Spokesperson Nupur Sharma. These unacceptable statements led to an escalation of official and popular anger in several countries in the Arab and Islamic world, amid widespread calls via social media for boycotting Indian goods.

The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs denounced the statements of BJP, which were insulting to Prophet Muhammad, stressing its permanent rejection of attempts to prejudice the symbols of Islam, and its refusal to prejudice all religious figures and symbols. Also, Pakistan said in a statement that it “condemns in the strongest possible terms” the “extremely offensive” statements, and calls on the international community to take immediate measures to avert what it described as the worsening situation of Islamophobia in India.


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