Bengaluru: In a massive development, Kuwait has joined Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia to reject attempts to scuttle ties with India based on ‘foreign sponsored’ social media handles and posts.

This move should come as a shot in the arm for PM Modi as he continues to show greater importance when it comes to relations with foreign countries. 

"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. 

A number of fake twitter handles were being used to spread hatred between the two countries in the recent past. 

It is also pertinent to note that ambassador of India to Qatar had 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 by these malicious attempts to sow discord. Our focus right now needs to be on COVID-19.”

There has been a wanton attempt to drive a wedge between the two countries in focus. 

It is interesting to note that a twitter handle @SayyidaMona had issued a sort of warning to India saying that if Indian government does not stop persecution of Indian Muslims then one million Indians in Oman may be expelled. Later it emerged that the handle was fake. It had attributed the message to Mona bint Fahad, assistant vice-chancellor of Sultan Qaboos University for international relations and daughter of Oman’s Deputy PM Sayyid Fahd. 

She in fact put out a tweet issuing a clarification: “Friends, first of all I thank you for your concern to verify the offensive post published through an account impersonating me, which you are sure that I have no connection with it. With full trust in all of you in strengthening awareness among all regarding such activities, which are not acceptable to the Omani society, I confirm again that my presence in social media is restricted on the following accounts: @hhmonaalsaid and @MonaFahad 13.”