First Information Reports(FIR), against her, has been lodged in multiple states. Ms. Nupur Sharma had requested the apex Court to collate them.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s request to club all the police cases against her so that she does not have to defend herself in different states.
The BJP in June, sacked Ms. Sharma as a spokesperson after her remarks about Prophet Muhammad triggered huge protests in India and a series of official complaints by Gulf countries.
First Information Reports(FIR), against her, has been lodged in multiple states. Ms. Nupur Sharma had requested the apex Court to collate them. The judges, agreeing to that, said they have considered death threats to her. The top Court also allowed her to approach the Delhi High Court for quashing the FIRs against her.
During a hearing on July 1, two judges of the Supreme Court blamed Ms. Sharma for the violence that broke out after her remarks on the Prophet during a live news channel debate.
The SC today said all police cases against Ms. Sharma will be clubbed together and handed over to the Delhi Police.
During the hearing on July 1, Ms. Sharma had requested the Supreme Court to club together all FIRs filed against her across the country and transfer them to Delhi, a city security threat that she and her family would face if she goes to each state for court hearings.
Later, on July 19, the Supreme Court said Ms. Sharma cannot be arrested in the nine cases against her over her comments on the Prophet. She had pleaded that after the July 1 order, there had been instances like an Ajmer Dargah employee threatening on the video to slit her throat and another Uttar Pradesh resident abusing her and threatening to behead her.
Cases have been registered, against her in Delhi, Maharashtra, Telangana, West Bengal, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Assam.
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