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Prophet Remark Row: Lawyer Moves Supreme Court Seeking Former BJP Spokesperson Nupur Sharma's Arrest

Srishti Ojha
14 Jun 2022 9:28 AM GMT
Prophet Remark Row: Lawyer Moves Supreme Court Seeking Former BJP Spokesperson Nupur Sharmas Arrest

In the backdrop of the ongoing Prophet Remark row, a lawyer has moved the Supreme Court seeking directions to the authorities to act and arrest former BJP Spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her alleged hate statement against the revered Prophet Mohammad and hurting sentiments of the Muslim community.

Arguing that vulgar remarks were made by Sharma against the revered Prophet Mohammad and Muslim community, the PIL has sought directions for 'independent, credible and impartial investigation' into the incident which may ensure her immediate arrest.
The petition filed through Advocate Abu Sohel and Advocate Chand Qureshi has sought immediate action against Sharma for her statements being violative of Articles 14, 15, 21, 26 and 29 of the Constitution and other fundamental rights.
According to the petition, Sharma's undesirable words have caused huge unrest and uproar in the country and across the globe, and has tarnished the image of our great nation.
The petition has stated that Sharma, who is an Indian Politician and former national spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party, while representing her party on National Television insulted the religion of Islam and further used abusive words against Prophet Mohammad during a television debate on 27th May 2022.
The petitioner has submitted that 'such provocative abusive communal speech' on Prophet Mohammad in national media are meant to be sowing seed of communal hatred, and Sharma's purposeful activities are creating disharmony and disturbing the equilibrium in the societies all over India at the cost of public peace and tranquility.
The petitioner has argued that such spreading of hatred amounts to penal crime which is constituted of intolerance, ideological dominance and prejudice towards a specific community.
According to the petitioner, the underlying and foremost principle of our Constitution is about equality and an absolute rejection of any bias or discrimination on the basis of political vendetta or any other malicious intent against the State or any individual or any religion.
Case Title: Abu Sohel vs Nupur Sharma & Ors
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