Kuwait joins Saudi-Qatar-Oman to reject anti-India propaganda
The Kuwaiti government’s move won praises from Delhi. In response to media queries, the official spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, “We have seen certain references to India in non-official social media handles in Kuwait.
The Government of Kuwait has assured us that they are deeply committed to friendly relations with India. They also do not support any interference in the internal affairs of India,” MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said.
India recently deployed a Rapid Response Team there to assist Kuwait in its fight against Covid-19. During its two week stay in Kuwait, the team rendered valuable medical assistance in testing and treatment of afflicted persons and training their personnel.
“It is therefore important that friendly and cooperative nature of our relations is accurately recognized and misuse of social media is not given credence,” spokesperson emphasized. The historical basis of India-Kuwait ties was also pointed out by Kuwait’s Envoy to India.
Earlier, Ambassador of India to Qatar tweeted, “It is clear that fake identities are being used by forces inimical to India, to create divisions within our community. Please understand the reality and do not get swayed.
An anti-India tweet by a member of the Omani Royalty, which later turned out to originating from a fake handle, symbolizes a growing trend in the Gulf where numerous such accounts are existing with an aim to create a wedge between the region and Delhi.
“The friendly relations between India and Oman are underpinned by our shared values of tolerance and pluralism. Let us all commit to maintaining unity and social harmony at this critical juncture. As PM @narendramodi said: We are in this together. In these challenging times, it is important that we stay focused and united in our fight against COVID-19, and not get distracted by fake news on social media with malicious intention,” the Embassy in Muscat had tweeted.