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Remarks against Prophet: Security for suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma after ‘death threats’

The party dumped its popular face amid anger from the Arab world; said it respected all religions and religious personalities.

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New Delhi: Suspended BJP national spokesperson Nupur Sharma and her family have been given security after she complained of death threats following her controversial remarks against Prophet Muhammad at a television talk show.

The Delhi Police filed an FIR on 28 May on Sharma’s complaint and was probing the matter.

The FIR was registered against unknown people under sections Sections 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence), 506 (criminal intimidation), 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman). Section 153A (promoting enmity between religious groups) was added after probe.

A prominent face of the BJP, Sharma was unceremoniously suspended and removed from all posts after her comments on the Prophet invited severe criticism from nearly 15 Muslim countries.

The BJP also expelled Delhi BJP head Naveen Kumar Jindal for his derogatory tweets against Prophet Muhammad.

Facing anger from the Arab world, the government has said views on the Prophet were those of “fringe elements”.

The BJP also issued a statement, distancing itself from the two leaders, and asserting that it respected all religions and strongly denounced the insult of any religious personality.

Also read: Who is Nupur Sharma? DUSU ex-president & LSE alum now suspended by BJP for remarks on Prophet


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