In Mumbai, a charge has been filed against Nupur Sharma, the national spokesperson for the Bharatiya Janata Party, for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad on television.
Following a complaint by Raza Academy, a Sunni Barelvi group of Indian Sunni Muslims, a case was filed at the Pydhonie Police Station area in Mumbai under sections 295A, 153A, and 505B of the Indian Penal Code for her alleged “remarks against the Holy Prophet on a National channel.”
Sharma had claimed earlier on Friday that she had received murder and rape threats on social media after a “so-called fact-checker” uploaded a poorly manipulated footage from one of her previous debates on a TV channel about the Gyanvapi mosque case.
“A so-called fact-checker has begun to poison the atmosphere by releasing a heavily edited and selected footage from one of my debates from last night. Since then, I’ve been receiving murder and rape threats, as well as threats to behead me and my family members “On Friday, Nupur Sharma informed ANI.
Sharma claimed that an owner of Alt News used an edited video to incite trolls against her, and that he should be held “responsible” if her family suffers harm.
“I’ve labeled the Delhi Police Commissioner and the Commissioner of Police. I believe that harm will be done to me and my immediate family. If any harm is caused to me or my family, Mohammed Zubair, who I believe is the owner of Alt News, is solely accountable “she explained.
“If I was mistaken, the fact-checkers should correct the record rather than threaten my life. Please speak up and correct the record. It’s not just unethical, but it’s also unlawful. He (Zubair) is a fake-spreader, not a fact-checker “she continued.
Sharma further stated that she is compiling a list of all threats made against her and would file a report.