'Apologise To Nation': SC Slams Ex-BJP Spokesperson Nupur Sharma For 'Disturbing' Remarks On Prophet

Prophet Mohammad Remark Row: The Supreme Court made the remarks while hearing Nupur Sharma's plea that all FIRs registered against her across several states should be transferred to Delhi for investigation.

By Aalok Sensharma
Updated: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 12:02 PM IST
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'Apologise To Nation': SC Slams Ex-BJP Spokesperson Nupur Sharma For 'Disturbing' Remarks On Prophet
Massive protests had emerged across India over Nupur Sharma's controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad/ ANI Image

The Supreme Court on Friday slammed suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her "disturbing" remarks on Prophet Mohammad and said that she should "have gone to the television and apologised to the nation". The court made the remarks while hearing Sharma's plea that all first information reports (FIRs) registered against her across several states should be transferred to Delhi for investigation.

In her plea, filed through senior advocate Maninder Singh, Sharma said she is "constantly facing life threats", adding that she has apologised for her remarks and withdrew the comments.

However, the top court observed that Sharma withdrew her remarks "conditionally" and has "threatened the security of the nation". "What is the business of the TV channel and Nupur Sharma to discuss the matter which is sub-judice, except to promote an agenda," it said, as reported by news agency ANI.

Blaming Sharma for the Udaipur incident where a Hindu tailor was murdered, the apex court said the suspended BJP spokesperson lost her tongue, setting the whole country on fire. The court also observed that "power has gone to the head" of Sharma.

Refusing to grant relief to Sharma, a vacation bench of Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala suggested that the suspended BJP leader should approach the concerned High Court in this case.

"She has threat or she has become a security threat? The way she has ignited emotions across the country, she is single-handedly responsible for what is happening in the country," the court said, as reported by ANI. "When you lodge a complaint against someone, that person is arrested but nobody dares to touch you that shows your clout."

Sharma's remarks had led to an unrest in the country. Several nations, mainly Islamic countries, also criticised Sharma that forced India to issue a clarification, saying the government does not, in any manner, support her remarks.

"The offensive tweets and comments denigrating a religious personality were made by certain individuals. They do not, in any manner, reflect the views of the Government of India," the central government had said in a statement.

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