Prophet Remarks Row: SC Asks Petitioner To Withdraw Plea Seeking Arrest Of Nupur Sharma
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a plea to arrest suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her alleged controversial statement o Prophet Mohammad and hurting sentiments of the Muslim community.
A bench led by Chief Justice of India UU Lalit suggested to the petitioner to withdraw the plea.
“It looks very simple innocuous but it has far reaching consequences. Our suggestion is to withdraw. Dismissed as withdrawn,” the bench said, Hindustan Times reported.
Sharma’s comments on the Prophet made on national television on March 26, had triggered a huge controversy and violence all across the nation earlier this year. A number of Muslim nations had also registered their protest following which the government issued a statement in this regard. The BJP also distanced itself from Sharma’s comments in the aftermath and suspended her from the party.