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Gulf Countries’ Silence on China Uyghur Issue Becomes Focal Point in Anti-Islam Dispute With India

Headline from the popular Indian news channel News18.

The escalating dispute between India and Persian Gulf governments over incendiary anti-Islamic comments made by the ruling BJP’s national spokeswoman Nupur Sharma over the weekend is now drawing attention to Gulf countries’ noticeable silence over the years on anything related to the treatment of China’s Muslim minority population.

Qatar, Kuwait, and Iran, among other Muslim-majority states, summoned Indian ambassadors to express their outrage over Sharma’s disparaging comments.

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