Issue Brief on “Growing Islamophobia in India: Shockwave across Muslim World”

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Known for its anti-Muslim stance and policies, the ruling Baharatya Janata Party (BJP) under Narendra Modi found itself in an embarrassing situation when two of its leaders  made derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). 

It was on May 26, 2022 that during an argument on live TV show  regarding ongoing controversy over Gyanvapi mosque,[1] that BJP’s  spokesperson Nupur Sharma made unfortunate comments on Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) hurting the sentiments of millions of Muslims across the globe. Within few days, another leader of BJP Naveen Kumar Jindal tweeted offensive  remarks against the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as well.

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