The Maldives government on Monday has expressed its condemnation of the derogatory remarks of a BJP leader against Prophet Mohammed.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on Monday on behalf of the government stating that the government unreservedly condemns all and any action that purports to pervert the true nature and teachings of Islam and attempts to demean the Holy Prophet Muhammed.
In the statement, The government also praised the Government of India’s condemnation of the concerned officials’ insulting remarks, as well as the BJP’s swift action against them.
The statement comes after the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma made several remarks in a televised debate last month, while Naveen Jindal, who was media head of the party’s Delhi unit, had posted a tweet on the issue.
While several political parties have condemned the comment, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s government had been accused of being under the thumb of Delhi and the reluctance to comment on the issues can only add to the accusation.