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India at UN says it rejects selective outrage from exterior, particularly when motivated and pursuing divisive agenda

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Press Trust of India

India on Monday mentioned it promotes a tradition of tolerance and respect for all religions and offers with aberrations inside its authorized framework, because it rejected motivated “selective outrage” from exterior that pursues a divisive agenda, after Pakistan delivered an announcement on behalf of the OIC that referred to the controversial remarks made by two now-suspended BJP functionaries towards the Prophet.

India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti mentioned this whereas talking on the high-level Meeting within the UN General Assembly to mark the commemoration of the primary International Day for Countering Hate Speech.

“Through embracing both democracy and pluralism, India has promoted a culture of tolerance and respect for all religions and cultures under our overarching Constitutional framework. Aberrations are dealt with within our legal framework and we reject selective outrage from outside especially when they are motivated and pursue a divisive agenda as we just heard today references against India by the OIC,” Tirumurti mentioned.

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Pakistan’s envoy to the UN Munir Akram, delivering an announcement on the UNGA high-level occasion on behalf of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Group besides Albania, recalled the current assertion issued by the OIC that had criticised India within the wake of the controversial remarks made towards the Prophet by two BJP functionaries.

Earlier this month, India had hit out on the OIC for its criticism.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi had mentioned India categorically rejects the OIC Secretariat’s “unwarranted and narrow-minded comments” and asserted that New Delhi accords the best respect to all religions.

“The offensive tweets and comments denigrating a religious personality were made by certain individuals. They do not, in any manner, reflect the views of the Government of India,” Bagchi had mentioned.

He mentioned that sturdy motion has already been taken towards these people by related our bodies.

The BJP has suspended its nationwide spokesperson Nupur Sharma whereas it expelled the get together’s Delhi unit media head Naveen Jindal for his or her controversial remarks following widespread anger in a number of Gulf nations over their feedback.

Tirumurti mentioned India firmly believes {that a} society based mostly on the ideas of democracy and pluralism supplies an enabling atmosphere for numerous religions and communities to reside collectively.

“Today, every one of the world’s major religions have a home in India, making it a nation of unparalleled diversity.

“India has over centuries provided refuge to all, whether Zoroastrians or the Jewish community, or the Tibetan Buddhists or many from our own neighborhood,” he mentioned.

Tirumurti burdened that there might be little question that terrorism is the anti-thesis of all religions and cultures.

“India has continued to play a leading role to combat both radicalisation and terrorism. The United Nations has the responsibility to ensure that countering hate speech and discrimination should not be limited to a select view but should encompass all those affected,” he mentioned.

He concluded by quoting Mahatma Gandhi and mentioned “I want cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.”