India gave a scathing reply to Pakistan who raised the issue of Nupur Sharma in UN

India had reacted sharply to Pakistan for raising the issue of BJP leader Nupur Sharma’s statement on the Prophet, which was suspended at the United Nations on the pretext of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC). India has told the United Nations that it promotes a culture of tolerance and respects all religions. Also, India resolves […]
 


India gave a scathing reply to Pakistan who raised the issue of Nupur Sharma in UN

India had reacted sharply to Pakistan for raising the issue of BJP leader Nupur Sharma’s statement on the Prophet, which was suspended at the United Nations on the pretext of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC). India has told the United Nations that it promotes a culture of tolerance and respects all religions. Also, India resolves the issue of any religious insult within a legal framework. India has slammed a “selective opposition” deliberately to discriminate against the outside world, while targeting Pakistan.

India’s ambassador to the United Nations TS Tirumurti hit back at Pakistan at a meeting against hate speech at the United Nations General Assembly. Tirumurti said, “India, which believes in democracy and pluralism, promotes cultural tolerance and respects all religions and cultures within the ambit of the Constitution. The issue of insult to any religion will be dealt with within our legal framework. We reject selective opposition from outside, even if they are motivated by hatred and promote divisive agendas, as we heard today from the OIC on India.

The issue of Nupur was raised by the Ambassador of Pakistan, Munir Akram.

Earlier, Pakistan’s ambassador to the United Nations, Munir Akram, had cited the statement of the Organization of Muslim Countries against India on the Pangbar dispute on behalf of the OIC. Earlier this month, India launched a scathing attack on the OIC for its criticism. Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said that India rejects the unexpected and narrow statements of the OIC. At the same time India insisted that it gives the highest respect to all religions.

India said the derogatory tweets and statements about religious figures were made by two people. This in no way matches with the views of the Government of India. Condemning the attack on a gurdwara in Kabul, India said the time has come for UN member states to condemn hatred against non-Abrahamic religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism. Tirumurti referred to the IS attack on a gurudwara in Kabul. Tirumurti said, “India has repeatedly said that the fight against hatred of religions cannot be won unless it is confined to one or two religions. The growing incidence of discrimination and hatred against non-Abrahamic religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism, cannot be completely ruled out.