Mumbai: A case has been filed against BJP national spokesperson Nupur Sharma in Mumbai over her alleged remarks on Prophet Mohammed during a television show.
A case has been filed at the Pydhonie Police Station area in Mumbai under sections 295A, 153A and 505B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) after a complaint by Raza Academy, a Sunni Barelvi organization of Indian Sunni Muslims, for her “remarks on the Holy Prophet on a National channel”.
Earlier on Friday, Sharma had alleged that she has been receiving death and rape threats on social media after a “so-called fact-checker” circulated a heavily edited video from one of her recent debates on a TV channel on the Gyanvapi mosque case.
“There is a so-called fact-checker who has started to vitiate the atmosphere by putting out a heavily edited and selected video from one of my debates last night. Ever since I’ve been receiving death and rape threats, including beheading threats against me and family members,” Nupur Sharma told ANI on Friday.
Sharma alleged that an Alt News proprietor, Mohammed Zubair posted an edited video to encourage trolls against her and said that he should be held “responsible” if any harm befalls her family.
“I’ve tagged the Police Commissioner and Delhi Police. I suspect there’ll be harm done to me and my immediate family members. In case there’s any harm done to me or my family members Mohammed Zubair, who I think is a proprietor of Alt News, is completely responsible,” she stated.
“If I was wrong, then the fact-checkers should rectify the facts, rather than sending death threats to me. Please come forward and correct the facts. It’s not right, it’s completely illegal. He (Zubair) is not a fact-checker, he is a fake-spreader,” she added.
Further, Sharma said that she is collating all the threats against her and will file a complaint in the matter.
Complaint lodged in Hyderabad
In Hyderabad too, a complaint has been lodged against Nupur Sharma. It was lodged by a delegation of Mushtarika Majlis-E-Amal.
The delegation met the Hyderabad commissioner CV Anand at Commissioner Office and submitted a complaint against both the BJP spokesperson and Times Now TV channel.
In the complaint, it has been mentioned, “She used abusive, false and hurtful words against the Prophet and religion of Islam and hurt the feelings of Muslims. By derisively insulting religious beliefs mentioned in the Holy Quran and stating that Prophet Mohammed married a 6-year-old and was having sex with her at age 9, she not only hurt the feelings of Muslims but also created enmity between different sections of society.”
IAMC condemns Nupur Sharma’s comments
Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) which is the largest advocacy organization of Indian Muslims in the United States also condemned her blatantly hateful and insulting comments.
With inputs from agencies