Prophet Row: SC Grants Interim Protection From Arrest To Nupur Sharma

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted interim protection from arrest to suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, directing that no coercive steps be taken against her in the FIRs/complaints registered over her remarks on Prophet Mohammed.

The SC asked various states to respond to her request to combine the multiple FIRs against her into one.

The apex court will take up Nupur’s request on August 10.

Delhi, Maharashtra, Telengana, West Bengal, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Assam have been asked to respond to her case.

Nupur’s lawyer told the SC that she had been facing increasing threats to her life after the court’s order on July 1.

“There is ever increasing threat to her safety. No amount of security could help her. Whatever happened in Supreme Court last time may have happened. But there is a real and genuine threat now. In Bengal also there is an FIR against her,” said her lawyer Maninder Singh.

“More FIRs have been registered in Bengal and the Kolkata police has issued a look out circular against her due to which she apprehends her immediate arrest and denial of opportunity to approach different High Courts to seek the quashing of FIRs,” Singh said.

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