• 14 July, 2024
Foreign Affairs, Geopolitics & National Security

Controversial Remarks on Prophet Mohammed: External Dimensions of its Fall Out

Achal Malhotra Tue, 21 Jun 2022   |  Reading Time: 4 minutes
The controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammed made by Nupur Sharma, the official spokesperson of the ruling party (BJP) and by Naveen Kumar Jindal, the BJP’s media head of Delhi Unit, have stirred the proverbial hornets’ nest both at home and abroad. This was bound to happen. For India is home to an estimated 213 million population of Muslims which is over 12% of global Muslim population and over 15% of India’s own population. The radical elements with vested interests within the global Muslim community are ready forever to capitalise on such issues to malign India and create communal disharmony...
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Achal Malhotra is a former diplomat from the Indian Foreign Service. He served as the Deputy Permanent Representative of India to UN and International Organizations in Vienna,  India's Ambassador to Armenia and  India's Ambassador to Georgia. He was the Director, Delhi Policy Group (2012-14) . His books include 'Prehistoric Mythological and Legendary Links India : Sri Lanka' (2006),  'India - Armenia: So Far Yet So Close' (2018) ; 'The South Caucasus : Transition from Subjugation to Independence (Tracing India' s Footprints)' (2020).  He is a Distinguished Fellow (South Caucasus) Tillotoma Foundation.


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Kalidan Singh

Jun 23, 2022
India is a free country, with the freedom of expression. Those who have a problem with this should know that it is their problem, not India's problem.

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