Malaysia was the latest country on Tuesday to condemn controversial remarks against the Prophet Mohammed by a now-suspended BJP spokesman and an ousted leader and welcomed the ruling party’s action against them.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Wisma Putra) said in a statement that it has called India’s high commissioner to Malaysia this afternoon to convey the country’s utter rejection on the statements.
“Malaysia welcomed the ruling party’s decision to suspend party officials for their provocative comments that have sparked anger among the Muslim Ummah,” the statement said.
While the BJP faced more criticism at home, the diplomatic fallout from the spat continued as Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Indonesia, Jordan, the UAE, the Maldives, Oman and Afghanistan joined several Muslim countries to condemn the alleged derogatory comments.
The BJP had suspended its spokesman Nupur Sharma on Sunday and expelled Naveen Kumar Jindal, the chief of media in Delhi, in a firefighting drill.
While Sharma is facing cases in several cities over her comments, Delhi Police has registered an FIR on her complaint that she is receiving death threats.
Delhi Police officials said the FIR is registered under various IPC sections such as 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups based on religion, race, place of birth, residence), 506 (criminal harassment) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to offend a woman’s modesty) against the unidentified people.
Sharma was summoned by the Mumbai Police on June 22 to record her statement in connection with an FIR against her over a complaint by the Muslim group Raza Academy about her comments, according to Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Panday.
Earlier, Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it “strongly condemns the unacceptable derogatory remarks made against the Prophet Muhammad PBUH (peace be upon him) by two Indian politicians. This message has been conveyed to the Indian Ambassador in Jakarta”.
Qatar has apologized for the comments.
The Iraqi Parliamentary Endowments and Tribes Committee said in a statement that the anti-Islam insults “will have serious consequences and, if not contained, could lead to serious consequences that will have unimaginable consequences for peaceful coexistence, as well as fighting and tensions.” between nations”.
Kuwait, Qatar, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan were among the first to formally protest the provocation.