Pakistan on Sunday joined the list of Islamic countries to condemn the recent remarks made against Prophet Muhammad by BJP leaders.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif became vocal on Twitter to express his displeasure over the fact, India Today reported.
Sharif wrote, "I condemn in strongest possible words hurtful comments of India's BJP leader about our beloved Prophet (PBUH). Have said it repeatedly India under Modi is trampling religious freedoms & persecuting Muslims. World should take note & severely reprimand India. Our love for the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is supreme. All Muslims can sacrifice their life for the Love & Respect of their Holy Prophet (PBUH)."
Earlier, both Qatar and Kuwait criticised the controversial statements made by BJP leaders and summoned the Indian envoys over the same.
In defence, representatives from India, however, stated that the remarks were "views of fringe elements".
Notably, BJP leader Nupur Sharma's take on Prophet Muhammad triggered widespread condemnation from Muslims. She had said that certain things from Islamic religious books could be mocked by people. She made remarks about Prophet Muhammad.
Naveen Kumar Jindal, who served as Delhi BJP's media in-charge, became the second BJP leader to post a controversial tweet about Prophet Muhammad.
Under pressure, BJP high command suspended Nupur Sharma and expelled Naveen Jindal from primary membership of the party.
Nupur Sharma had alleged death threat from several quarters soon after her comments became viral. Multiple cases against her were registered for hurting religious sentiments in Hyderabad, Pune and Mumbai.
Tempers ran high at Kanpur after a Muslim organisation gave a call to shut shops in Parade Market over the remarks made by Nupur Sharma. According to police, at least 40 people, including 20 police personnel, were injured in clashes.