There has been a ruckus over the controversial remarks of two former BJP leaders on Prophet Mohammad. There was also widespread outrage in Arab countries regarding this. Meanwhile, India on Thursday categorically said that such comments do not reflect the government’s stand. Amid a major diplomatic row over these remarks, Iran has changed its stand for its foreign minister’s meeting with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in Delhi on Thursday.
Actually, the Foreign Minister of Iran met India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. During this, the issue of controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad also arose. After this, Iran’s Foreign Ministry has also issued a statement related to this conversation on the website, although later the statement released on the website removed some part of the controversy related to Prophet Mohammad.
This line is not mentioned
Iran’s statement earlier claimed that its foreign minister, Hussein Amir-Abdullahian, had been told by national security adviser Ajit Doval that those who made controversial remarks against the prophet would be “taught a lesson”. However, this line is no longer mentioned on the website of the Iranian Foreign Ministry.
Action taken by the party concerned
Indeed, Iran’s Foreign Minister Abdullahiyan is the first major visitor from Iran after condemning the prophet’s remarks in Kuwait, Qatar and other Gulf countries. At the same time, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in the weekly press conference on Thursday, “We have made it completely clear that such tweets, comments do not reflect the stand of the government.” Our interlocutors have been informed about this, as well as the fact that action has been taken by the concerned party against those who make such tweets and comments. Apart from this, I have nothing more to say about this. ,
Amir-Abdullahian tweeted after the meeting, “Glad to meet PM Modi, FM Jaishankar and other Indian officials to take forward our bilateral strategic dialogue.” Tehran and New Delhi agree on the need to respect theological religions and Islamic sanctities, and to avoid divisive statements. Determined to take the relationship to new heights. At the same time, the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs said that the Prophet’s remarks were never raised in the discussion with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
Pleased to meet PM Modi, FM Jaishankar & other Indian officials to advance our bilateral strategic dialogue.
Tehran & New Delhi agree on the need to respect divine religions & Islamic sanctities & to avoid divisive statements.
determined to bring relations to new heights.
— H.Amirabdollahian امیرعبداللهیان (@Amirabdolahian) June 8, 2022
Earlier, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi was asked about reports of controversial remarks against Prophet Mohammad being raised during the meeting of visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Hussain Amir Abdullahiyan with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. , about which Iran’s statement has been claimed that those who made such comments were assured of strict action. However, now this line has been removed. To this Bagchi said that his understanding is that the statement being referred to has been withdrawn.
Let us inform that on Wednesday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdullahian, who visited India, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister S Jaishankar. Iran’s Foreign Minister’s visit to India comes at a time when the countries of West Asia are expressing outrage over the controversial remarks made by two former BJP functionaries on Prophet Mohammad.
What is the matter?
Significantly, BJP has suspended its national spokesperson Nupur Sharma from the party for controversial statements. At the same time, the party leadership decided to expel Delhi unit’s media chief Naveen Kumar Jindal from the BJP. Many Gulf countries have lodged strong objections to the controversial remarks of both the leaders.
In this case Qatar, Kuwait, Iran, Pakistan had summoned Indian ambassadors in this matter and condemned this controversial statement. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Afghanistan also condemned the controversial statement. On this, the Ministry of External Affairs had said that India holds the highest respect for all religions and these comments do not in any way reflect the views of the Government of India.
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