By Muslim Mirror Staff
A group of parliamentarians in Kuwait have urged their government to impose an immediate ban on the entry of the members of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) into the South Asian country. They have demanded the same in the wake of the persecution of Muslims particularly harassment of Muslim girls and women for wearing hijab in India.
Kuwaiti lawyer and rights activist Majbal Al-Sharika have shared a copy of the letter written by the parliament to the government on Twitter. He wrote, “We can’t sit back and watch muslim girls being publicly persecuted they said. Time for the Ummah to unite.”
Domestic actions have international repercussions. I hear from friends across the Gulf of their dismay at rising Islamophobia in India &the PM’s unwillingness to condemn it, let alone act decisively against it. “We like India.But don’t make it so hard for us to be your friends”. https://t.co/Bj9es8fbfS
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) February 18, 2022
A controversy was triggered after Indian MP Shashi shared the same tweet while expressing his over “Islamophobia” in India. The Indian embassy in Kuwait criticised Tharoor for the same while calling Al-Shrika a “Pakistani agent”. Several individuals expressed their concerns saying that it is not the job of diplomats to criticise MPs, rather such criticism, if needed, should come from concerned ministry and its representatives.