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Iran joins Qatar, Kuwait to summon Indian envoy over comments against Prophet

Jun 05, 2022 10:00 pm

Outrage against Nupur Sharma’s statement on Prohet Mohammed is surging internationally. Authorities in West Asian countries have summoned the envoy from India to lodge complaint.

Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned the Indian ambassador to Tehran over what state media called "insult against Prophet of Islam in an Indian TV show".

Ahead of the Iranian Foreign Minister's first-ever trip to Delhi next week, The Indian envoy to Tehran was summoned over what state media called "insult against Prophet of Islam in an Indian TV show"

The Indian envoy expressed "expressed regret & said any insult against Prophet of Islam is unacceptable & this doesn't reflect the position of Indian government, which has shown utmost respect for all religions." The envoy further mentioned that Nupur had been suspended from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and that she held no governmental position in India, after he received the "Iranian nation and government's protest over the insulting remarks"

The State of Kuwait also summoned the Indian Ambassador to Kuwait on June 5 to express absolute contempt and lodge an official letter of complaint against Nupur Sharma

Qatar foreign ministry summoned Indian ambassador Deepak Mittal and handed him an official note, expressing disappointment and total rejection and condemnation of controversial remarks made against Prophet Mohammed by BJP officials Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal

BJP suspended spokespersons Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal from the party's primary membership following their controversial remarks

Nupur Sharma issued an apology for her statement. “I have been attending TV debates for the past many days where our Mahadev was being insulted and disrespected continuously. It was mockingly being said that it is not Shivling but a fountain. The Shivling was also being ridiculed by comparing it to roadside signs and poles in Delhi," BJP leader Nupur Sharma’s statement says.

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