According to Al Jazeera, a spokesman for India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has issued instructions to party leaders following protests by Muslims and Muslim countries over blasphemous remarks about Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. It has been told to speak about religious matters with caution.
Two senior BJP officials were quoted in the report as saying that 30 senior party leaders and federal ministers have been given instructions to go on talk shows and state their positions.
“We don’t want party leaders to say anything that hurts a community’s religious sentiments,” the senior BJP leader said. They must, in any case, adhere to the party’s rules.
Other Muslim countries, including Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, and Afghanistan, have strongly protested following the BJP spokesperson’s blasphemous statement.
Furthermore, the OIC has condemned the blasphemous remarks.
A BJP official from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has also been detained on charges of making blasphemous remarks on social media.
The damage has been done. The BJP and its leaders have dented India’s image. Now the Muslims world has woken up and it will create problems for Indians in the future in Muslims countries. Their activities and actions will be closely monitored.
In India, Hindu extremists are attacking Muslim homes and properties on the eve of Hindu festivals. Homes and properties of Muslims in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh are being set on fire.
During Ram Navmi, Hindu Right Wing in India does not go to Ram temple to pray but goes to Mosques to throw stones and set them on fire!
In Uttar Pradesh, Hindu extremists set a mosque on fire and martyred it. Extremists also stormed the mosque.
Police in Madhya Pradesh and other areas are supporting Hindu extremists instead of arresting the attackers.
The US Secretary of State, in a statement issued yesterday, described the situation in India as “worrying” and blamed government officials and police officers. Muslims in Gujarat have been forced to flee their homes during Ramadan due to constant attacks and looting by Hindu extremists.
An Introduction to Hindutva and it’s Role in Modern Indian Politics
Hindutva, or Hindu nationalism, is the ideology of the majority of members of the BJP and its parent organization, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Hindutva is an ideology which seeks to establish “Hindu culture” as a dominant culture in India.
Hindutva was first coined by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in 1923. It was popularized by V.D. Savarkar in his 1923 book “Hindutva: Who is a Hindu?”.
It has been used ever since as a major political ideology of India. Hindutva has been one of the major factors in the Hindu-Muslim conflict in India.
The RSS was founded in 1925 by Keshav Baliram Hedgewar and it has been one of the most powerful right-wing organizations in India since its inception. The RSS has been involved with many Hindu nationalist movements, including Mahasabha and Abhinav Bharat.
This ideology has played a significant role in shaping the BJP’s influence in Indian politics. The BJP has been successful at using Hindutva to create an image of themselves as a Hindu nationalist party.
Hindutva is not a new phenomenon in India. The Indian National Congress, the Hindu Mahasabha, and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh have all been instrumental in shaping Hindutva. The BJP has also contributed to the ideology of Hindutva through its support for the Ram Janmabhoomi campaign, the destruction of Babri Masjid and its subsequent political use of it.
Hindutva advocates are against all forms of Islam, Christianity, and other religions that do not belong to the Hindu faith. Hindutva has been used as an excuse for violence against minorities in India and it has created a sense of fear among them.
This hinders the cause of freedom in India because it limits who can participate in public life by restricting people who are not Hindus from participating in public life.