Insulting statement: Security tightened in India after threat of Al Qaeda attacks

ISLAMABAD, June 09 ( Alliance News): A threatening letter attributed to the militant group Al Qaeda in the Subcontinent (AQIS) has surfaced in response to insulting remarks about the Prophet of Islam by an official of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). India has tightened security.

According to foreign media that several Indian media groups reported a June 6 letter from al-Qaeda in the subcontinent in which suicide bombings were carried out in Indian states to defend the sanctity of the Prophet of Islam. Threatened to do.

A federal interior ministry official said intelligence agencies were investigating the threat posed by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

“We have also ordered the police not to allow public gatherings or protests as they could be targeted by a militant group,” an Interior Ministry official in New Delhi said.

The security threat came after BJP spokesperson Nopur Sharma made comments about the Prophet of Islam during a TV debate.

Nopur Sharma’s remarks provoked outrage among Muslims in India and Muslim countries staged protests at the diplomatic level to apologize to the Indian government.

Nopur Sharma has been suspended from the party while another spokesperson Naveen Kumar Jundal has been expelled from the party for his anti-Islamic comments on social media.

Police in Uttar Pradesh have arrested a young BJP leader for posting anti-Muslim comments on social media, and arrested 50 others who staged protests in parts of India last week over Nopur Sharma’s remarks. I participated.

The Indian Foreign Ministry said that the insulting tweets and comments did not reflect the views of the government in any way.

Several senior BJP members have been instructed to be extremely careful when talking about religion on public platforms.

However, after the leaders of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran and Afghanistan apologized to India and protested against the insulting remarks by summoning diplomats, there was a fresh increase in public reaction in the country. Happened

The 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said in a statement that the insult came in the wake of growing anti-Islamic hatred in India and systematic harassment of Muslims.

During the BJP rule, Indian Muslims have felt more pressure in everything from worship to freedom of hijab.

The latest controversy has become a diplomatic challenge for Narendra Modi, who has built strong ties with energy-rich Muslim countries in recent years.

Members of the Islamist rights group in India say this is the first time that influential foreign leaders have spoken out against the humiliation of the minority community.

Ali Asghar Mohammad, a leader of a Muslim rights group in Mumbai, said: “Our voices have finally been heard. Only world leaders can pressure the Modi government and his party to change their attitude towards Muslims.”


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