A representative for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated that “we firmly promote respect and tolerance for all faiths” in the wake of harsh criticism from numerous Muslim countries over BJP leaders’ statements against Prophet Mohammed.
The spokesman was replying to a query from a Pakistani journalist on the Muslim world’s criticism of statements made by suspended BJP politician Nupur Sharma and former Delhi media chief Naveen Kumar Jindal against the Prophet the Secretary General’s response.
“I’ve heard tales. I haven’t seen the comments in question, but nevertheless, I can assure you that we vigorously promote respect and tolerance for all faiths. “At the daily press conference on Monday, Stephane Dujarric, the Secretary-spokesman, General’s stated.
Ms. Sharma was suspended, and Mr. Jindal was removed from the BJP on Sunday, as the issue over their statements against the Prophet erupted into protests from several Muslim nations.
In the wake of Muslim protests and harsh reactions from nations such as Kuwait, Qatar, and Iran, the BJP released a statement declaring that it respects all faiths and vehemently condemns disrespect to religious figures.
In an attempt to defuse a diplomatic spat, spokespersons for the Indian embassies in Qatar and Kuwait said on Sunday that the ambassadors had met to discuss the situation “said that the tweets do not represent the views of the Indian government in any way. These are the viewpoints of the periphery.”
On Monday, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain, Afghanistan, and the Maldives joined several Muslim countries in condemning BJP leaders’ controversial statements about Prophet Mohammed, emphasizing the necessity of respecting all religious views.