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Gulf nations summon Indian envoys over BJP members' controversial remarks

Several countries in the gulf region summoned Indian Ambassadors and expressed their strong protest against the controversial remarks made by Nupur Sharma against Prophet Mohammad

New Delhi: In this file photo dated Sunday, May 1, 2022, BJP Spokesperson Nupur Sharma during a programme at Delhi University. BJP suspended Sharma from party membership over her alleged remarks about Prophet Muhammad, on Sunday, June 5, 2022. (PTI P
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Joining Qatar, Iran and Kuwait, Saudi Arabia on Monday condemned the controversial remarks made by one BJP leader against Prophet Mohammed and called for "respect for beliefs and religions."

Earlier on Sunday, the Gulf nations had summoned Indian Ambassadors and expressed their strong protest against the controversial remarks made by BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal, the head of its Delhi unit's media department.

The Indian Ambassador in Qatar said in a tweet that the controversial tweets do not, in any manner, reflect the views of the government of India. "These are the views of fringe elements," the Indian

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First Published: Jun 06 2022 | 1:10 PM IST

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