Pakistani protesters burn a poster of BJP’s Nupur Sharma in Karachi on June 7. Photo: AFP
Pakistani protesters burn a poster of BJP’s Nupur Sharma in Karachi on June 7. Photo: AFP
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How BJP’s Nupur Sharma’s Prophet Mohammed comments pushed India into diplomatic maelstrom

  • Outrage over now-suspended ruling party member’s offensive remarks on Islam’s founder has forced the Modi government to douse a diplomatic backlash from the Arab world
  • Experts say the condemnation won’t bring real change to the Hindu nationalist party’s ideology, but may serve as a warning to its hardline followers who spread hate

Pakistani protesters burn a poster of BJP’s Nupur Sharma in Karachi on June 7. Photo: AFP
Pakistani protesters burn a poster of BJP’s Nupur Sharma in Karachi on June 7. Photo: AFP
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