INDIA: Nupur Sharma, the BJP’s national spokesperson, has been charged with making derogatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad.
Under sections 295A (hurting religious feelings), 153A (promoting enmity), and 505B of the Indian Penal Code, the case was filed at Mumbai’s Pydhonie Police Station (IPC).
Raza Academy, a Sunni Barelvi organisation of Indian Sunni Muslims, filed the FIR after receiving a complaint.
During a debate on the Gyanvapi dispute, Sharma argued that while Muslims mocked Hinduism by calling the unearthed ‘Shivling’ a fountain, there were certain assertions in their holy literature that anyone could criticise as well.
On Saturday, the National Conference (NC) demanded action against Sharma over her remarks.
Youth National Conference’s provincial president Salman Ali Sagar said that the party expressed dismay over the “blasphemous, offensive, and frighteningly hurtful” remarks of the BJP spokesperson against Prophet Muhammad.
He stated that the BJP and the federal government must issue an unequivocal apology for making such sacrilegious remarks in which the Muslim religion’s most sacred name was used to fuel communal emotions.