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US condemns blasphemous remarks by BJP members

 US State Division Spokesperson Ned Worth. The Information/File picture

WASHINGTON: The US has condemned the offensive remarks made by the 2 BJP officers towards the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and urged India to advertise respect for human rights.

The derogatory remarks by the Indian ruling occasion members have sparked outrage not solely within the South Asian nation however throughout the globe.  The Muslim nations, together with Pakistan, have additionally condemned the  BJP leaders, demanding a public apology from New Dehli.

Protests additionally erupted in India throughout which a number of Muslims had been killed by the safety forces and the homes of the protesters had been razed to punish them.

Throughout a press briefing on Thursday, the US State Division Spokesperson Ned Worth mentioned they often have interaction with the Indian authorities at senior ranges on human rights issues together with freedom of faith or perception.

He mentioned they encourage India to advertise respect for human rights.

Ned Worth was requested to remark in regards to the feedback made by the BJP members and the homes of Muslims being razed.

“Properly, that is one thing that we’ve condemned. We condemn the offensive feedback made by two BJP officers, and we had been glad to see that the occasion publicly condemned these feedback,” he responded.

“The Secretary mentioned when he was final in New Delhi, final yr, that the Indian individuals and the American individuals, we imagine in the identical values: human dignity, human respect, equality of alternative, and the liberty of faith or perception. These are elementary tenets, these are elementary values inside any democracy, and we communicate up for them world wide.”

India-Russia commerce

The US official gave a imprecise response when requested in regards to the Russia-India oil commerce regardless of sanctions on Moscow and the way does Washington look into this.

“Now we have had quite a few discussions with our Indian companions, and the purpose that we have now made is that each nation goes to have a unique relationship with Moscow. India’s relationship with Russia is one which developed over the course of many years, and it developed over the course of many years at a time when america wasn’t ready or capable of be a companion of selection for the Indian Authorities.”

“That has modified. This can be a legacy of a bipartisan custom now that has been the case for greater than twenty years. It goes again actually to the Clinton administration, definitely to the George Bush administration, the place america has sought a partnership with India, has sought to be a companion of selection for India, together with in relation to the safety realm. Now, this isn’t a partnership that we had been capable of construct in the midst of days, weeks, or months. I discussed earlier than that India’s relationship with Russia was constructed up over the course of many many years. As nations reorient their relationship with Moscow, as we have now seen lots of them do, this shall be a gradual course of.”

However all through all of it, we have now made clear to our Indian companions that we’re there for them, we’re prepared and in a position and keen to companion with them, and we’ve carried out simply that.

Pak-US ties

On a query of the standing of ties with Pakistan, Ned Worth mentioned they’ve had a pair events now to satisfy with representatives of the brand new Pakistani authorities and referred to Secretary Antony Blinken’s assembly along with his Pakistan counterpart Bilawal Bhutto in New York.

“It was an excellent, constructive dialogue concerning the complete vary of points, together with the difficulty of meals safety. We had been there in New York on the time to take care of it and to take care of the various aftereffects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. That was additionally a subject of dialogue.”

Worth added, “Pakistan is a companion of ours, and we’ll look to methods to advance that partnership in a way that serves our curiosity and our mutual pursuits as nicely.”

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