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The United Arab Emirates has condemned statements by the spokesperson for the Indian Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), expressing its denunciation and rejection of insults of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) affirmed the UAE's firm rejection of all practices and behaviours that contradict moral and human values and principles.
The Ministry underscored the need to respect religious symbols and not violate them, as well as confront hate speech and violence.
The Ministry also noted the importance of strengthening the shared international responsibility to spread the values of tolerance and human coexistence while preventing any practices that would inflame the sentiment of followers of different religions.