Tuesday 5th Jul 2022
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Maldivian govt silent over BJP spokesperson's mockery of Prophet Muhammad

The Maldivian government has refused to say anything about the defamation of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the Holy Quran by BJP's spokesperson Nupur Sharma.
Speaking about the Gyanvapi mosque case, Sharma made several offensive remarks about Prophet Mohammed and the holy Quran. Muslims in India and around the world are expressing concern over the situation.
Government spokesperson Mabrook Azeez or Foreign Ministry spokesperson Miuvan did not respond when asked why the Maldivian government was not expressing its displeasure. The Maldives has previously spoken on such matters. In this regard, former Maldivian Foreign Minister Fathuhulla Jameel condemned the 2005 act of insulting the Holy Quran at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
President Solih administration has a close relationship with India, and the Maldives has been described as an Indian state on several occasions. While Indian military personnel are stationed across the country, India has been heavily involved in the internal affairs of the Maldives.