‘Strongly encourage respect, tolerance for all religions’: UN spokesperson on BJP leaders’ remarks


United Nations, June 07 (KMS): Amid sharp reaction from several Muslim nations over remarks by Bharatiya Janata Party leaders against Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him), a spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that the UN strongly encourages respect and tolerance for all religions.

The spokesperson was responding to a question by a Pakistani journalist on the condemnation by several Muslim nations over remarks by BJP’s former national spokesperson Nupur Sharma and its Delhi media head Naveen Kumar Jindal against the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) and the Secretary General’s response to it.

“I’ve seen stories. I haven’t seen the remarks themselves, but I mean, regardless, I can tell you that we strongly encourage respect and tolerance for all religions,” Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, said at the daily press briefing.

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