Another FIR against BJP’s Nupur Sharma for remarks on Prophet Muhammad

Another complaint has been filed against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her alleged comments against the Prophet Muhammad during a recent debate on the Gyanvapi issue. The latest First Information Report (FIR) in the case was filed Tuesday evening at Kondhwa Police Station based on a complaint filed by a former Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) corporal.

Kondhwa Police registered the FIR against Sharma under Articles 153A (Promotion of enmity between different groups), 153B (Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration) and 295A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage the religious feelings of any class by insulting his religion or religious beliefs), 298 (Pronunciation, words, etc., with the deliberate intention of hurting the religious feelings of a person) and 505 (Statements leading to public mischief).

Two cases had already been filed against Sharma in Mumbai under the same set of legal provisions. The latest complaint was filed by Abdul Gafoor Ahmed Pathan (47), a resident of Kondhwa.

Pathan, a former corporator, said in his complaint that Sharma’s comments hurt his religious feelings and so he decided to file an FIR.

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Senior Inspector Sardar Patil, head of Kondhwa Police Station, said further investigation was underway.