Muslim organisations force Kerala newspaper to apologise for ‘offensive’ comment on Prophet Muhammad

Mathrubhumi, a leading Malayalam daily in Kerala, put out an apology on its front page after it printed a purportedly offensive comment on Prophet Muhammad

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 10, 2016 3:21 pm
mathrubhumi, prophet muhammad, muhammad, kerala news, mathrubhumi muhammad, mathrubhumi prophet muhammad, islam in india, islam in kerala, india news A screenshot of the front page of the Mathrubhumi newspaper on Thursday apologising for a purportedly offensive comment on Prophet Muhammad

Mathrubhumi, a leading Malayalam daily in Kerala, put out an apology on its front page today after it printed a purportedly offensive comment curated from social media on Prophet Muhammad in its Kozhikode and Thrissur editions on Wednesday.

The apology came after enraged Muslim organisations held protests outside the newspaper’s offices. Groups like the Popular Front of India (PFI) said the comment hurt the sentiments of the community.

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The newspaper in its apology said the comment, that was picked up from social media, was added as a reaction to the speech made by Justice Kemal Pasha on the topic ‘Law against domestic abuse’ at a seminar. The judge also faces heat from Muslim scholars for saying that Muslim women faced discrimination under the Muslim personal law.

“We understand the comments hurt the sentiments of followers. We apologise deeply for the error,” the newspaper said. Mathrubhumi also confirmed that it would take appropriate action against those responsible for the ‘careless’ mistake.

The newspaper management additionally requested the state government to take appropriate action against such comments that are posted on social media.

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    Anima
    Jul 26, 2017 at 8:29 pm
    What wrong did they say? Judge is also correct. Muslim women are not considered equal. Look at their education, purdah covering them up like the wonen in desert land! I really pity them.
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      Aap
      Mar 10, 2016 at 8:14 am
      Abusing any religion or its personalities is like spitting at Sky. Undoubtedly it will come back on their face.
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        Sirius
        Mar 10, 2016 at 8:28 am
        Indeed, nature likes diversity. How can there be "only one God" ?
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          Sirius
          Mar 10, 2016 at 8:22 am
          Make that ".... any religion apart from Hinduism ..." ...
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            Pbuh
            Mar 10, 2016 at 9:27 pm
            Umm.. freedom of speech?! Ahh comment was against the glorious peaceful religion thst is the only truth and rest ppl need to be slaughtered. Yeah.. makes sense. Lets focus on kanhaiya right to abuse nation now. Yes burkha, nidhi at NDTV?
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              Surya
              Mar 10, 2016 at 11:46 pm
              As long as you do not create a threat to the majority people that follow a different religion. If you do, you will be exterminated for our safety. All other religions live peacefully coopratively in India. Look at parsi, sikh and others. Your religion creates problems not just in india but w world. Instead of owning your responsibility if you put a blame on us, you are heading for ypur own fall. Darul Harb will never succeed in India.
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                Surya
                Mar 10, 2016 at 11:38 pm
                Can you tell what is Darul Harb?
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                  Surya
                  Mar 10, 2016 at 11:37 pm
                  So by that logic US invaded middle east by pure force. Why are you crying foul?
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