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  • BJP youth leader arrested for post on Prophet Muhammad
  • Kanpur had witnessed clashes over comments
  • BJP facing backlash after comments by 2 leaders

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Kanpur: BJP youth leader arrested for post on Prophet Muhammad

The BJP, facing extreme international backlash over the comments made by its party leaders, suspended Nupur Sharma and expelled Naveen Kumar Jindal for their remarks on the Prophet.

A BJP leader was arrested for sharing an inflammatory post on Twitter on Prophet Muhammad. A case was lodged against Harshit Srivastava, whose Twitter bio read as the BJP's youth head of Kanpur, with the Colonelgunj Police.

The arrest comes days after clashes broke out in Kanpur over remarks against the Prophet by the now-suspended BJP spokesperson, Nupur Sharma.

The BJP, facing extreme international backlash over the comments made by its party leaders, suspended Nupur Sharma and expelled Naveen Kumar Jindal for their remarks on the Prophet.

Also Watch: UN on Prophet remarks row as more nations join backlash

The foreign ministry, in an attempt to firefight on war footing, called the comments “views of the fringe”.

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