‘This Lady Is Single Handedly Responsible For What Is Happening In The Country. Her Comments Showed Her Obstinate and Arrogant Character: SC on Nupur Sharma

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Published: July 1,2022 02:16 PM
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The Supreme Court today came down heavily on suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma and lashed out at her for igniting tension with her comments on Prophet Muhammad

July 1, 2022: The Supreme Court today came down heavily on suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma and lashed out at her for igniting tension with her comments on Prophet Muhammad and said she is “single-handedly responsible for what is happening in the country."



"The way she has ignited emotions across the country. This lady is single-handedly responsible for what is happening in the country," said the judges.



Her comments showed her "obstinate and arrogant character", said the Supreme Court.



"What if she is the spokesperson of a party. She thinks she has back up of power and can make any statement without respect to the law of the land?"



The court was hearing a plea by Ms Sharma to transfer all FIRs filed against her to Delhi. The Supreme Court further said that she should "apologise to the whole country".



Nupur Sharma's offensive comments, made during a TV debate earlier this month, sparked massive protests in India and several Gulf countries summoned Indian diplomats to issue severe reprimands.



"We saw the debate on how she was incited. But the way she said all this and later says she was a lawyer it is shameful. She should apologise to the whole country," said Justice Surya Kant.



Her lawyer said she had not used her name on the petition because of the threats. "She faces threats or she has become a security threat," the judges snapped.



The court snubbed Nupur Sharma's argument on "equal treatment" and "no discrimination".



"But when you file FIRs against others, they are immediately arrested but when it's against you nobody has dared to touch you," the judges said.