Prophet Mohammad row: The petition filed by former Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Nupur Sharma was heard in the Supreme Court. In the petition, there was a demand to transfer the cases registered in different states across the country to Delhi. While hearing the matter, Justice Suryakant made strong remarks on Nupur Sharma, journalist Navika Kumar and Delhi Police.
The two-judge bench said that Nupur made provocative remarks against a particular religion on television. She apologized on this with conditions, that too when the anger of the people had flared up. It shows her stubbornness and arrogance. The court said, “What if she is the spokesperson of a party. She thinks she has back up power and make any statement without respect to the law of the land.”
TV channel and Delhi Police also reprimanded
The court lashed out the TV channel showing the controversial debate and the Delhi Police and said, “What has Delhi police done? Don’t make us open our mouth? What was the tv debate for? Only fan a agenda? Why did they choose a sub judice topic?”
Prophet Mohammad row: What happened in the courtroom during the hearing
Nupur’s lawyer: She is joining the investigation. She didn’t run away.
Supreme Court: Should you have a red carpet here? When you complain against someone, that person is arrested. No one dares to touch you because of your dominance.
Nupur’s lawyer: Nupur is getting threats. It is not safe for her to travel at this time.
Supreme Court: She has threat or she has become security threat? The way she has ignited emotions across the country. This lady is single handedly responsible for what is happening in the country.
Supreme Court: Nupur Sharma’s remarks against Prophet were made either for cheap propaganda, political agenda or some nefarious activities. These are not religious people and give statements only to provoke. Such people do not respect other religions.
Supreme Court: We saw the debate on how she was incited. But the way she said all this and later says she was a lawyer, it is shameful. She should apologise to the whole country.
Supreme Court: This petition shows your arrogance. You went straight to the Supreme Court instead of the Lower Court. Magistrate courts across the country are small for you.
Nupur withdrew the petition after the reprimand
After the court’s rebuke, advocate Maninder Singh, appearing for Nupur Sharma, said that Nupur has apologized for her statement and she has also withdrawn it. To this the court said that by then it was too late to apologize. Along with this, the court refused to transfer all the cases registered against Nupur to Delhi. After this Nupur’s lawyer sought permission to withdraw the petition, whose permission was given by the court.
Nupur had reached SC to transfer the case
Actually, many cases are registered against Nupur from Delhi, Kolkata, Bihar to Pune. Nupur had filed a petition in the Supreme Court demanding that all the cases registered against her in different states should be transferred to Delhi.