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Gulf nations demand public apology from Indian government for its anti-Muslim statements

Shortly after Ambassador Deepak Mittal was called to the Foreign Ministry and presented the démarche, the Indian Embassy published a statement in response.

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The Indian government faced a mounting diplomatic controversy on Sunday as nations in the Gulf region summoned India’s ambassadors and expressed their worries over the growing bigotry that the suspended BJP leaders' words represented.

Qatar and Kuwait summoned India's ambassadors in Doha and Kuwait City, respectively, and requested a public apology from New Delhi for the "Islamophobic" statements, so did Iran, and a handful of other Arab nations.

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