The ministry also deplored the beheading of a school teacher on the streets of Paris, asserting there is no justification for terrorism for any reason or under any circumstances.
Samuel Paty was brutally beheaded by a Muslim immigrant terrorist because he showed cartoons of Prophet Mohammed to his pupils during a lesson on freedom of expression.
French ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain welcomed India’s statement by tweeting: “Thank you MEA India. France and India can always count on each other in the fight against terrorism.”
With this, India has joined other European countries in condemning the personal attacks on Macron.
Following the Paris beheading, Macron condemned the attack and tweeted: “We will continue…. We will defend the freedom that you taught so well and we will bring secularism… not give up cartoons, drawings, even if others back down.”
Since then, he has been facing strong criticism from various Muslim countries, including Turkey and Pakistan.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Macron of running an anti-Islamic agenda and said the French President needed a “mental health check”.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan accused Macron of encouraging anti-Muslim sentiments and provoking Muslims. Besides, Iran and Saudi Arabia also condemned the cartoons.