BJP receives flak from Muslim countries over Islamophobic remarks


Muslim countries and institutions have condemned and lodged strong protest on remarks against Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) by a top official of India's ruling party. Saudi Arabia described the comments as insulting and called for respect for beliefs and religions. Qatar summoned Indian ambassadors to its foreign ministry and demanded a public apology from India for the derogatory comments. Kuwait has also summoned India's ambassador amid widespread calls on social media for a boycott of Indian goods in the Gulf. Iran summoned Indian ambassador to Tehran to the Foreign Ministry and lodged a strong protest over derogatory remarks. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation said the remarks came in a context of intensifying hatred and abuse toward Islam in India. The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council also issued a statement condemning Indian official's remarks.