Mumbai Police summons Nupur Sharma for remarks on Prophet

Mumbai Police summons Nupur Sharma for remarks on Prophet

A case was registered against Sharma based on a complaint by Raza Academy, a radical Muslim fundamentalist group.

Mumbai Police on Saturday summoned former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma over her remarks against the founder of Islam. She has been asked to appear at Pydhonie police station on June 25.

A case was registered against Sharma based on a complaint by Raza Academy, a radical Muslim fundamentalist group.

Nupur Sharma has been at the receiving end of death threats and global condemnation following her remarks on Prophet during a TV debate last month. She said her remark was in response to the mocking of the Hindu religion, and apologised. But as pressure mounted, BJP suspended her and the Indian government said the view of "fringe elements" does not represent that of the government.

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Earlier in the day, Calcutta Khilafat Committee filed a complaint against Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal at the Jorasanko police station in Kolkata. The complaint also named the TV anchor who hosted the debate where Nupur Sharma made the remarks against the Prophet.

The complainant said that Nupur Sharma on May 27 "maliciously started insulting our Prophet Mohammad. It added that her remarks hurt the sentiments of the Muslims in the country and the whole world.

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