Tehran (IP) – Iran's Foreign Ministry has summoned India's ambassador to Tehran over an insult to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in an Indian TV show to follow up on the issue.

Iran PressIran News: The Indian ambassador to Tehran was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran by the Director-General of South Asia on Sunday evening to receive the Islamic Republic’s outspoken protest of the insult to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in an Indian TV show.

The Indian envoy expressed regret and called any insult to the Prophet of Islam unacceptable.

India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sanctioned two-party spokespersons following an international outcry over insulting comments the pair are reported to have made regarding Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), according to party documents and local media.

BJP national spokeswoman Nupur Sharma was suspended from the party’s primary membership for comments made in a recent television debate. At the same time, the BJP’s Delhi media operation head Naveen Kumar Jindal was expelled, the Hindustan Times reported on Sunday.

The BJP stated in a statement on Sunday that it respects all religions and “strongly denounces insult of any religious personalities of any religion.”

Apart from Iran, Qatar and Kuwait had also summoned India’s envoy and handed them protest notes on the rejection and condemnation of the controversial remarks of a BJP leader against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).


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