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Youth chief from Indian PM Modi’s social gathering arrested over anti-Muslim remarks

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Youth chief from Indian PM Modi’s social gathering arrested over anti-Muslim remarks

Harshit Srivastava, who was arrested in Uttar Pradesh state, is accused of constructing inflammatory remarks towards Muslims, police say.

Anti-Muslim remarks by BJP functionaries have sparked protests in India and triggered a diplomatic backlash from several Muslim countries.
Anti-Muslim remarks by BJP functionaries have sparked protests in India and triggered a diplomatic backlash from a number of Muslim nations.
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Police in northern India have arrested a youth chief from the Hindu nationalist ruling social gathering for posting anti-Muslim feedback on social media.

Harshit Srivastava, a youth chief from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was arrested in Kanpur metropolis of Uttar Pradesh state on Tuesday.

The motion comes at a time when derogatory remarks by one other social gathering official concerning the Prophet Muhammad has led to a diplomatic furore.

Communal tensions erupted final week throughout a protest by Muslims to denounce the anti-Muslim feedback.

“We arrested the local politician for making inflammatory remarks against Muslims,” stated Prashant Kumar, a senior police official, including that not less than 50 folks had been taken into custody following the tensions in Kanpur.

Srivastava’s lawyer was not out there for a remark.

Sporadic unrest was reported in different elements of the nation after the feedback towards the Prophet by BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma throughout a tv debate.

She has been suspended from the social gathering whereas one other spokesperson, Naveen Kumar Jindal, expelled over feedback he made about Islam on social media, the BJP has stated.

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Diplomatic row

Domestic outrage gained contemporary momentum after leaders from Islamic nations equivalent to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan demanded apologies from the Indian authorities.

They summoned Indian diplomats to protest the anti-Muslim remarks.

The 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) stated in a press release that the insults got here within the context of an more and more intense environment of hatred towards Muslims in India and their systematic harassment.

India’s overseas ministry stated on Monday the offensive tweets and feedback didn’t in any approach mirror the federal government’s views.

The controversy has change into a diplomatic problem for Modi, who in recent times has cemented robust ties with energy-rich Islamic nations.

Instructions have been issued to a number of members of his Hindu nationalist social gathering to be “extremely cautious” when speaking about faith on public platforms.

“Our voices have finally been heard, only world leaders can nudge Modi’s government and his party to change their attitude towards Muslims,” stated Ali Asghar Mohammed, who runs a voluntary rights group for Muslims in Mumbai metropolis.

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