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SC: Nupur Sharma Played Key Element to Ignite Emotions, Must Apologise for Her Remarks

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Debangana Ray

Published on July 1, 2022 at 19:06 IST

The Supreme Court castigated suspended BJP Leader Nupur Sharma for her comments against Prophet Mohhamad, saying that it has led to unfortunate incidents in the country.

The court opined that the remarks was made either for cheap publicity, political agenda or some nefarious activities.

A Vacation Bench comprising of Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala refused to entertain Sharma’s plea for clubbing of FIRs lodged in various states against her for the remark.

Justice Kant said, “The way she has ignited emotions across the country. This lady is single-handedly responsible for what is happening in the country.

We saw the debate on how she was incited. But they way she said all this and later says she was a lawyer, it is shameful. She should apologise to the whole country,”

The Bench also slammed the TV channel for hosting a debate regarding Gyanvapi Mosque in the first place.

The Judges questioned, “What was the TV debate for? Only to fan an agenda? Why did they choose a sub judice topic,”

The court also criticised the Delhi Police for not taking substantive action in the FIR against Sharma. Her counsel said she has joined the probe in the case.

“Then what happened. There must have been red carpet for you. A red carpet!” the Bench responded.

After being told that the Supreme Court would not be entertaining her plea on clubbing FIRs, Sharma agreed to withdraw it.