Modi govt’s Hindutva agenda’ now under international scrutiny: CPI-M

New Delhi, June 10 (KMS): Amid the ongoing row over controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by BJP officials, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) said the “Nupur Sharma episode” has shown that the Hindutva agenda of the Modi government and the BJP is now under international scrutiny.

CPI-M in a statement issued in New Delhi said the BJP-led government has faced strong diplomatic backlash from most of the Muslim countries, including the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Indonesia, Malaysia and Turkey, after Sharma, a former spokesperson of the party, made controversial remarks against the Prophet (PBUH).

It said in India, the authorities came down with a heavy hand on the protests in Kanpur and scores of Muslims were arrested under the National Security Act.

It was when the Qatar government summoned the Indian ambassador on June 5, followed by Kuwait and other Gulf States, the BJP suspended Sharma and expelled its Delhi media unit head Naveen Jindal from the party.

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