New Delhi, June 06 (KMS): The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday demanded the arrest of BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, whose blasphemous remarks have triggered outrage in Gulf nations and left India in an embarrassing position.
Owaisi in a media interview said, “India has lost face. The country’s foreign policy was destroyed. The fringe has become mainstream. I demand [Nupur Sharma’s] arrest, not just suspension.”
He also took aim at the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, saying, “Has the foreign ministry become a part of the BJP? What will you do if there are hate crimes and violence against Indian nationals in Gulf countries?”
The Hyderabad MP said that the BJP deliberately sends its spokespersons to make inflammatory statements, and took action only after facing flak for its leaders’ remarks on the international stage.
Owaisi pointed out the snubs and rebukes India has faced due to the derogatory remarks against the Prophet: a banquet in honour of vice president Venkaiah Naidu in Qatar was cancelled, and the governments of two Gulf nations summoned Indian envoys to lodge their protest.