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Controversial remarks by two BJP leaders, condemned by the United States

Controversial remarks by two leaders of India’s ruling party, the BJP, about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) have already provoked strong reactions in Muslim countries. The United States has condemned two BJP leaders in connection with the incident.

 

US State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters on Thursday that he condemned the offensive remarks made by two BJP officials. We are pleased that the party has publicly condemned this comment.

“We work regularly with the Indian government from a high level on human rights issues, including freedom of religion or belief,” he said. We also encourage India to increase respect for human rights.

Nupur Sharma was acting spokesperson for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He made offensive remarks about the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in a televised debate on May 26 this year.

Later, Naveen Jindal, the then head of media affairs of the Delhi branch of the BJP, made offensive remarks about the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). In a tweet, he hurled insults at her.

The offensive remarks by the two BJP leaders sparked sharp criticism in Muslim countries. The BJP expelled the two leaders at one stage of the diplomatic crisis.

Nupur Sharma withdrew her statement without seeing any change. Naveen Jindal also removed his tweet. In a bid to protect the image, the central government of India has said that what the two leaders have said is their own opinion. This is not the attitude of the Indian government. The Government of India respects all religions.

The United States has sought to deepen ties with India since the late 1990s. It also has the common interests of the two largest democracies in the world; They want to be united, especially in the face of growing China.
Source: NDTV.

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