The United States condemned remarks made by the suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders about the Prophet Muhammad that have sparked an uproar in Muslim countries. State Department spokesman Ned Price, while talking to the media, said; that the US condemned the offensive comments made by two BJP officials, now-suspended. They added that it is good to see that the party has publicly condemned those comments.
Nupur Sharma, a former BJP spokeswoman, on May 26 made televised remarks about the youngest wife of the Prophet Muhammad.
According to AFP, Ned Price said the US is regularly engaged with the Indian government at senior levels on human rights concerns including freedom of religion or belief. They encourage India to promote respect for human rights. Nupur Sharma, a former BJP spokeswoman, on May 26 made televised remarks about the youngest wife of the Prophet Muhammad. The remark has triggered demonstrations in several Islamic countries. The remarks set off diplomatic protests in Pakistan and Arab states that have close relations with India. In Bangladesh, protesters have demanded a formal condemnation from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, a close ally of India. The United States since the late 1990s has sought to deepen ties with India. Believing the world’s two largest democracies have common interests, especially in the face of a rising China.