Indonesia summons India envoy over 'derogatory' Prophet remarks by two officials

Supporters of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) religious and political party chant slogans against members of the Indian Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), after their blasphemous comments on Prophet Mohammed, during a protest in Karachi, Pakistan June 6, 2022. - Reuters

Jakarta, June 7, 2022 (AFP): Indonesia has summoned India's envoy in Jakarta over "derogatory" remarks made about the Prophet Mohammed by two officials of the South Asian country's ruling party, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.

The move by the most populous Muslim-majority country came after anger spread across the Arab and Muslim world, with various Middle Eastern nations summoning New Delhi's envoy and a Kuwaiti supermarket removing Indian products.

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