India is in hot water both home and abroad since two leaders of BJP, the ruling party, publicly said derogatory remarks about Prophet Muhammad.
Two episodes in the first week of June starkly illustrate both the promise of Indian foreign policy and the pitfalls it faces as a result of the country’s increasingly toxic domestic political culture.
Delhi Police registered a case against nine people, including former BJP members Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal and journalist Saba Naqvi, for allegedly spreading hatred.
India's government sought on Monday to calm anger at home and abroad after two officials of the ruling BJP party made remarks about the Prophet Mohammed, with 38 people arrested for rioting in a northern city and a protest planned later in Mumbai.
India today termed the comments by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) as “unwarranted and narrow-minded”. OIC was reacting to offensive remarks by two BJP leaders against Islam. India asked OIC to “stop pursuing its communal approach.”