Prophet Remarks Row | Bangladesh Calls It India’s ‘Issue’, Says Won’t Ignite Matter Further: Report
New Delhi: Bangladesh’s Data and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has mentioned the controversy across the derogatory references to Prophet Muhammad is New Delhi’s inner matter and added the federal government in Dhaka needn’t reply to it.
“To start with, that is an exterior concern (for Bangladesh). That is the problem of India, not of Bangladesh. We don’t must say something,” The Indian Specific quoted Dr Mahmud as saying in Dhaka earlier on Saturday at a casual interplay with a gaggle of visiting journalists from the Indian information organisations.
Nonetheless, he congratulated the Indian authorities for having taken motion within the matter and categorically acknowledged that he wouldn’t “ignite” the problem additional.
Responding to a poser on Bangladesh’s silence on the row when over a dozen Muslim nations and the 57-country Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have protested or issued statements of condemnation, Dr Mahmud mentioned: “We’re not compromised in any manner in any respect. We strongly condemn any insult to the Holy Prophet every time and wherever it occurs.”
“However the Authorities of India has taken motion, and we thank them for it. We congratulate the Authorities of India. Now the regulation will take its course,” he added.
Asserting the insult to the Prophet isn’t a lot of a problem in Bangladesh, Dr Mahmud mentioned: “So why ought to I instigate, why ought to I ignite the problem? Has it not received sufficient consideration (already)? My job is to not ignite.”
Earlier on Friday, Dhaka witnessed some protests by Muslim teams, together with one outdoors town’s foremost mosque.
The Opposition events and Islamist teams in Bangladesh have lambasted their authorities’s failure to criticize Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s authorities in New Delhi.
Dhaka has, nevertheless, remained agency on its refusal to be provoked.
Dr Mahmud, who can also be a senior office-bearer of the ruling Awami League, warned in a celebration assembly in Gaibandha in northern Bangladesh that strict motion could be taken in opposition to anybody creating “pointless confusion or incitement”.
“We don’t tolerate offending any faith and if anybody tries to create chaos on this nation over the incidents of different international locations, will probably be managed with iron fingers,” The Each day Star quoted the Data and Broadcasting Minister as having mentioned.
The row over the remarks in opposition to Prophet Muhammad escalated with protests from nations similar to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Iran.
This prompted the ruling Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) in India to droop its spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expel Naveen Jindal, the occasion’s former Delhi unit media chief.
The BJP whereas initiating motion in opposition to the duo emphasised it respects all religions.