`India condemns all acts that hurt religious sentiments`

Last Updated: Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 16:39

New Delhi: Strongly condemning all acts that disparage religious beliefs and sentiments, India on Sunday said it was in touch with US authorities on the issue of an anti-Islam film that has triggered violence in many countries and led to the killing of an American ambassador in Libya.

Responding to a query, official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, Syed Akbaruddin said, "In connection with recent events we would like to reiterate that India has always strongly condemned all acts that disparage religious beliefs and hurt religious sentiments."

"The Ministry of External Affairs is in touch with US officials who share our concerns on the matter. Google India has, in compliance with Indian law, blocked access to the offensive material," he said.

The amateur US-made film that was posted online sparked widespread anti-US protests across the Muslim world, including countries like Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Tunisia, Sudan and Afghanistan.

In the Libyan city of Benghazi, four Americans, including US Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed when a violent mob attacked the American consulate on September 11.

Four people were killed and 49 injured when the American embassy in the Tunisian capital was attacked on Friday by protesters angry over the film.


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First Published: Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 16:38

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