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Beware of identity politics of identity and the danger of majoritarianism: Jakarta Post contributor

The writer says it is important to realize the trans-boundary nature of religion to break the cycle of hatred and tension in the name of religion.

Protesters stage a demonstration outside the Indian embassy in Jakarta on June 10, 2022, to demand an apology from the Indian government.

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JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Recently, we have witnessed waves of protests in India against controversial statements by two politicians from the country's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) about the Prophet Muhammad, which were deemed as offensive and insulting.

The BJP suspended Nupur Sharma, spokesperson for the party, and expelled Naveen Jindal, another BJP politician, on June 5. On the other hand, Sharma and Jindal also withdrew their statements and made public apologies.

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