Indian authorities expel a ruling party official after insulting comments to the Prophet Muhammad

India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced today, Sunday, the suspension of the party’s spokeswoman Nupur Sharma and the expulsion of her colleague, Naveen Kumar Jindal, who is in charge of the party’s media unit, after insulting comments about the Prophet Muhammad that sparked outrage..

Channel reported “NDTV” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party has issued orders to suspend the work of the party’s spokeswoman, Nupur Sharma, pending the results of the investigation, and to expel Naveen Kumar Jindal, who is in charge of the party’s media unit.

The party’s decision followed a statement, in which it said it “strongly condemns the insult of any religious figure” regardless of the religion to which they belong. The statement added that “the BJP strongly opposes any ideology that insults or degrades any sect or religion.”

On Sunday, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Ambassador of the Republic of India to the State of Kuwait, where he met the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Asian Affairs, who handed him an official protest note expressing the State of Kuwait’s categorical rejection and condemnation of the insulting statements of the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and Islam and Muslims issued by an official in the ruling party..

The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry stated, in a statement carried by the official agency, that while the State of Kuwait welcomes the statement issued by the ruling party in India, during which it announced the suspension of the aforementioned official from carrying out his duties and activities in the party because of these offensive statements, to demand a public apology for those hostile statements, which will constitute its continuation. Without deterrence or punishment, it will lead to increasing aspects of extremism and hatred and undermining elements of moderation, noting that issuing such statements reflects a clear ignorance of the message of peace and tolerance of our Islamic religion and the great role that Islam has played in building civilizations in all countries of the world, including India.

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