Prophet Remark Row: Former BJP spokesperson and leader Nupur Sharma has been reprimanded by the Supreme Court. Nupur Sharma should apologize to the whole country on TV, the court said. The whole country is on fire due to one of his statements. Along with this, Nupur Sharma and the TV channel should not promote any agenda related to any such matter which is sub judice in the court.
Nupur Sharma, suspended from the BJP, had applied in the Supreme Court to shift all the FIRs registered against her in different states of the country to Delhi in the Prophet controversy. During the hearing of her petition, the top court held Nupur Sharma’s statements as ‘responsible’ for the unfortunate incident in Udaipur.
Despite Sharma’s plea, the court turned down his application and recommended that he approach the High Court. After this Nupur Sharma withdrew her application from the Supreme Court.
Nupur Sharma had made controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad during a TV debate last month, against which about a dozen FIRs were lodged against him in many states of the country.
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What is the whole matter
During a debate on television, former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and minister Naveen Jindal made offensive comments about Prophet Mohammad. The heat of this matter reached Islamic countries and more than 12 countries had objected to Nupur Sharma’s statement. Qatar had also asked India to apologize for this statement.