Why Kuwait is deporting Indian Muslims protesting against Nupur Sharma?

Kuwait has announced that it will deport expatriates who participated in a protest over BJP spokesman Nupur Sharma’s suspended comments against the Prophet Muhammad, the Arab Times reported.

Expatriate Muslims had gathered in the Fahaheel area of Kuwait City in Kuwait on Friday, June 10, and staged a demonstration against former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her comments on the Prophet Muhammad. Protesters chanted slogans against Sharma and in support of the Prophet Muhammad during the rally.

The protesters allegedly violated the country’s laws and regulations that prohibit expatriate protests or demonstrations in Kuwait. “The sources confirmed that they will be deported from Kuwait because they violated the country’s laws and regulations that stipulate that expatriate sit-ins or demonstrations should not be organized in Kuwait,” the report said.

The Kuwait government has issued new instructions on this dispute, according to which those who protested regarding the statement will be sent back to their respective countries. The government has said, “All migrants should respect the law and should not take part in any kind of picketing.”

The protesters can include expatriates from Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Arab countries as well as Indians.

On Friday, June 10, after Friday prayers, 40-50 migrants started protesting and raised slogans in the Fahaheel area of ​​Kuwait.

Demonstrations and agitations by foreigners in Kuwait are considered a serious crimes. The administration also wants to set an example in this matter so that in future the migrants are not able to violate the law in this way. The Kuwait government can also take suitable action against the local people who had participated in this sit-in demonstration.

Kuwait is one of India’s oldest allies in this region and the royal family here has historical links with India. Kuwait was the main country supplying medical oxygen to India during the second wave that came to India due to the delta variant of the coronavirus.

Last year, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar reached Kuwait with the message of PM Modi. During this, he had met all the top officials including the Prime Minister here.

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