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Nupur Sharma Seeks To Revive Plea In Supreme Court To Club FIRs Over Comments On Prophet; Seeks Stay Of Arrest

LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK
18 July 2022 1:35 PM GMT
Nupur Sharma Seeks To Revive Plea In Supreme Court To Club FIRs Over Comments On Prophet; Seeks Stay Of Arrest
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Former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma has moved a new application in the Supreme Court to revive her withdrawn writ petition which was filed to club the multiple FIRs registered in different states over her remarks on Prophet Mohammed. She is also seeking stay of arrest in the cases as an interim relief.Nupur Sharma had withdrawn her petition on July 1 following the critical remarks by a...

Former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma has moved a new application in the Supreme Court to revive her withdrawn writ petition which was filed to club the multiple FIRs registered in different states over her remarks on Prophet Mohammed. She is also seeking stay of arrest in the cases as an interim relief.

Nupur Sharma had withdrawn her petition on July 1 following the critical remarks by a vacation bench comprising Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala against her public comments, which the bench said "set the whole country on fire".

Sharma's writ petition had sought the clubbing of the FIRs registered in the States of Maharashtra, Telangana, West Bengal, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Assam and the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir with the FIR registered by the Delhi Police.

On July 1, a vacation bench comprising Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala had refused to entertain Sharma's petition.

During the hearing, the bench made strong oral comments against Sharma, saying that she was "singlehandedly responsible for what is happening in the country". The bench said that being a spokesperson of a political party is not a license to make irresponsible comments.

The bench said that the petition "smacks of arrogance that the Magistrates of the country are too small for her", and added that she should avail alternate remedies than approaching the Supreme Court.

Following the critical remarks of the bench, Sharma's lawyer chose to withdraw the petition.

In the Miscellaneous Application filed to re-open the writ petition, Sharma says that she is receiving rape and death threats after the Court's critical comments.

A bench comprising Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala will hear the matter tomorrow.

Case Details : NV Sharma vs Union of India| MA 001238 - / 2022 in WP(Crl) 239/2022




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