The ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) on Sunday, 5th June suspend its leaders Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal from the party’s membership for passing derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam religion.
This development came after Nupur’s hateful remark that she made during a television interview on June 1 while Jindal was slammed on social media over his tweet referring to the Prophet on the same day.
This remarks irked Muslims living in the country and the rest of the world. Also, the party faces strong criticism from the leaders of opposition parties and many Bollywood celebs.
After seeing the nationwide rage over the current scenario, the ruling party also cleared its stance today on a statement. It distanced itself from the two members, asserting that it respects all religions and is strongly against any ideology that insults or demean any sect or religion.
After her suspension of her membership from the party, Nupur Sharma took to Twitter and issued an apology regarding her statement on the Prophet during a recent TV debate. She said that her intention was not to hurt anyone’s religious sentiments and she is unconditionally withdrawing her statement.
Many famous Bollywood celebrities like Farhan Akhtar, Swara Bhasker, Vishal Dadlani and KRK slammed Nupur over her remarks.
Many Islamic Countries including Qatar, Kuwait and Iran slammed India over the remark and summoned Indian envoys in their respective countries. The controversial remark also sparked a Twitter trend in the Arab world calling for a boycott of Indian products.