Saudi Ambassador to India refute claims of funding extremist madrassas or mosques

NEW DELHI: Saudi Ambassador to India HE Saud bin Mohammed Al-Saty refuted election campaign that claims the Kingdom funds extremist madrassas or mosques. was being routed though Saudi

In an interview with DNA, Al-Saty, who y is in Mumbai on an official visit said, “We are with India on its concerns about security. Irrespective of the dispensation in power, we work closely with the governments before donating any money to anybody. It is a complete falsehood that Saudi Arabia funds extremist madrassas and mosques.”

Speaking on women rights, he said, “Overall, there are efforts to improve work opportunities for women across sectors. Saudi women are in-charge at immigration desks, airline counters, hotels, shopping centres and so on. Both our stock market and our largest bank are currently headed by women.” However, prodded about the widely-criticised Brunei law over stoning of homosexuals, he simply said, “I’m not concerned about what Brunei is doing and can’t comment on that, but in the Kingdom, we have the Sharia law and we go by what is prescribed.”

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