National PoliticsProphet Remark Row: Nupur Sharma Gets Preventive Security Amid Death Threats From Terror Group by Aleesha SamJune 7, 2022 Nupur Sharma filed a complaint with the police’s cyber cell unit on May 28 alleging “death threats and targeted hatred” against numerous people. New Delhi: Nupur Sharma, the BJP leader who was suspended amid outcry over her remarks regarding Prophet Muhammad, has been provided security after she reported death threats to the Delhi Police. Nupur Sharma has been provided security as a “preventive measure,” according to the police. “Sharma and her family have been provided police security after she alleged that she has been receiving threats and was being harassed over her remarks,” an official said, according to news agency PTI. Nupur Sharma filed a complaint with the police’s cyber cell unit on May 28 alleging “death threats and targeted hatred” against numerous people. An FIR was filed, including offences such as criminal intimidation. “During the probe, another complaint was received from Nupur Sharma against certain persons promoting enmity,” the officer said. “Notices have been sent to Twitter Inc. and a reply from it is awaited. Investigation into the case is underway,” added the officer quoted by PTI. The BJP suspended Nupur Sharma after she made remarks about the Prophet during a TV debate 10 days ago that sparked outrage and official protests in at least 15 countries, including Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, the UAE, Iran, Jordan, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Maldives, Libya, and Indonesia. Several Gulf countries summoned Indian envoys to express their displeasure over what they deemed anti-Islamic remarks made by BJP officials. Nupur Sharma has “unconditionally” withdrawn her comments, claiming that she was reacting to “constant insult and contempt towards our Mahadev (Lord Shiva).” In an attempt to calm the situation, the government notified the nations that the comments reflected the opinions of “fringe elements.” The BJP claimed it is “strongly against any ideology that insults or demeans any sect or faith” and “does not promote such persons or ideas,” after suspending Nupur Sharma and dismissing another official, Naveen Jindal, for their statements on Prophet Muhammad. As the outcry grew and the crisis worsened, she issued a series of tweets pleading with the media not to make her address public, claiming that her family was in danger. Her home address was included in the BJP’s suspension letter to her, which was widely circulated on Twitter.