New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday granted protection to suspended BJP politician Nupur Sharma from any coercive action in FIRs and complaints registered in connection to her derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammad- PBUH.
The court, as per Hindustan Times report, stated that it will correct to a small extent its earlier ruling on Sharma’s petition seeking protection from arrest and clubbing of nine FIRs against her, a bench of Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala said, “We never wanted you to go to every court.”
The court also issued notices to the government of India and states like Delhi, West Bengal and Maharashtra on her petition for clubbing of the FIRs, the report said. The case will be heard next on August 10.
Sharma had also sought expunction of adverse remarks made against her on July 1 while refusing to entertain her plea for clubbing of the FIRs, saying she has been receiving death threats after the criticism.
Multiple FIRs have been filed against her for her derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammad- PBUH made on news channels based in New Delhi.
While refusing to entertain her plea, the bench had said Sharma’s remarks led to unfortunate incidents and ignited emotions across the country.
Sharma’s comments had created an uproar within the country with massive rallies taken out by Muslims, besides causing a diplomatic fallout with several Muslim nations registering their official protest.