Complaint filed in Kashmir court against Nupur Sharma over Prophet remarks
A lawyer in Jammu and Kashmir has filed a complaint before a court there, seeking punitive action against former BJP spokespersons Nupur Sharma, Navin Jindal, and others for recent "blasphemous" remarks against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) .
In the complaint filed before the chief judicial magistrate of Srinagar, which was subsequently assigned to the city magistrate on Saturday, advocate Mohammad Ashraf Bhat sought action against the accused for committing offences including "criminal conspiracy" and "promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion".
He has sought directions for initiating trial proceedings against them for offences under various sections of the Indian Penal Code related to the spread of communal hatred, our New Delhi correspondent reports.
The complainant said while Sharma used "inflammatory and derogatory" remarks about the Prophet, Jindal endorsed it by publishing a tweet from his official Twitter handle, uttering "similar blasphemous remarks against Prophet wilfully and intentionally".
"The statements have been made with the intention of causing enmity, hatred and ill-will between religious communities and goes against the secular fabric of the country and religious tolerance," the complaint read.