After causing international humiliation for India, former spokesperson of the BJP, Nupur Sharma, has issued an unconditional apology for her remarks against Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). In a statement, Sharma said that her intention was not to hurt anyone’s religious feelings.
She said, “I have been attending TV debates for the past many days, where our Mahadev was being insulted and disrespected continuously. It was mockingly being said that it was not Shivling but a fountain.
“The Shivling was also being ridiculed by comparing it to roadside signs and poles in Delhi.”
She added, “I could not tolerate this continuous insults and disrespect towards our mahadev and I said something in response to it. If my words have caused discomfort or hurt religious feelings of anyone whatsoever, I hereby unconditionally withdraw my statement.”
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She said that it was never her intention to ‘hurt anyone’s religious feelings.’
Sharma’s apology came after Qatar summoned the Indian ambassador to register its official protest over objectionable remarks made by Sharma and another BJP spokesperson, Naveen Kumar Jindal.
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Faced with international outrage, the BJP had suspended both Sharma and Jindal from the primary membership of the party. The BJP had said in a statement, “Pending further inquiry, you are suspended from the party and from your responsibilities, assignments if any, with immediate effect.”