New Delhi: Controversy over BJP leaders’ controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad is raging instead of stopping. Amid objections from Islamic countries, a boycott of Indian products has now begun in Kuwait. A supermarket in Kuwait has started removing Indian products from its shelves. Workers at the Al-Ardia Co-operative Society store in Kuwait remove Indian tea and other products from the store.
Indian objects covered
In a supermarket outside Kuwait City, rice, spices and peppers have been removed from a shelf and wrapped in plastic wrap. And it says in Arabic, We have removed Indian products. The store’s CEO, Nasser al-Mutairi, said: “We, as Kuwaiti Muslims, cannot tolerate the insults of the Prophet Mohammed. An official of the supermarket chain said that the company was considering a massive boycott of Indian products.
Anger remains over remarks made on Prophet Mohammad
So far, many countries have objected to the controversial remarks made by two BJP leaders on Prophet Mohammad. These include Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, Jordan, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Maldives, Libya and Indonesia. The BJP has also taken action against leaders who made such remarks. The matter also caught fire at the diplomatic level. Many countries expressed displeasure by calling Indian ambassadors to their countries. Qatar has asked India to apologize for the anti-Islamic remarks. Meanwhile, Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu was on a visit to Qatar.
Egypt’s prestigious Al-Azhar University also condemned
Al-Azhar University, one of the most important institutions in Islam, called the remarks on Prophet Muhammad “real terrorism.” The Saudi-based Muslim World League said the comments could promote hatred. Saudi Arabia called it a heinous crime. Along with this, the Gulf Corporation Council, a group of six Gulf countries, also rejected the BJP leaders’ remarks and condemned them. Bahiri welcomed the suspension of the BJP leader for making the controversial remarks. However, after the controversy, Nupur Sharma said, “If my words have offended anyone, hurt anyone’s religious sentiments, I will withdraw my statement without any condition.”