Twitter has lately been flooded with tweets using the hashtags Boycott Qatar Airways, propelling the term to the top of the trending list. The string of events that made the term a trending topic began with BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma's remark and the Middle Eastern country's response to it.
Now, Twitter users are claiming that the government that granted citizenship to Maqbool Fida Hussain (MF Hussain), a photographer who published naked and filthy shots of Hindu deities, is counselling India on blasphemy because of Nupur Sharma's comments.
Nupur Sharma is a former spokesperson for the BJP, the country's ruling party. The party removed her designation after she made provocative comments against Prophet Muhammad during a recent National TV discussion.
"It was never my intention to hurt anyone's religious feelings," she apologised.
Sharma is claimed to have suggested that certain elements from Islamic religious books may be ridiculed by people during a TV debate following the discovery of a "shivling" within the Gaynvapi mosque. Muslims, Sharma claims, are insulting the Hindu faith by referring to "shivling" as a fountain.
After Muslim nations like as Qatar, Iran, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia denounced Sharma's controversial statements, people rallied in favour of the BJP member Nupur Sharma. Saudi Arabia's most recent response came on Monday.
The Gulf nations summoned India's ambassador on Sunday to voice their strong opposition to the comment.
People began calling for a boycott of Qatar airlines in response to the Muslim nations' criticism. Some have also suggested that all companies doing business in India that are from these countries be boycotted.