India: Regime rushes to quell outrage after insulting remarks on Islam

Source: Reuters

“India’s government sought on Monday to calm anger at home and abroad after two officials of the ruling BJP party made remarks about the Prophet Mohammed, with 38 people arrested for rioting in a northern city and a protest planned later in Mumbai. … The BJP suspended a spokesperson and expelled another official on Sunday for hurting religious sentiments of a minority community. Muslims make up around 13% of India’s 1.35 billion people. Protests were planned against the anti-Muslim remarks in the financial capital Mumbai on Monday.” [editor’s note: The story doesn’t specify what the alleged insults were. And rioting because you feel someone was insufficiently respectful of your religion is, let’s be clear on this, pretty damn dumb – TLK] (06/06/22)