Prophet remarks: Case filed against Nupur Sharma, 8 others for “spreading hate”

Nupur Sharma
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Delhi Police registered a case against nine people, including former BJP members Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal and journalist Saba Naqvi, for allegedly spreading hatred.

The case was registered yesterday (June 8, 2022) by Delhi Police's Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations unit of Special Cell, said Deputy commissioner of Police KPS Malhotra, reports our New Delhi correspondent.

Police said the FIR has been registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code relating to spreading messages of hate, inciting various groups and creating situations which are detrimental to maintenance of public tranquility.

The case has been registered against Nupur Sharma, Naveen Kumar Jindal, Peace Party chief spokesperson Shadab Chauhan, Saba Naqvi, Maulana Mufti Nadeem from Rajasthan, Abdur Rehman, Gulzar Ansari, Anil Kumar Meena and Hindu Mahasabha office-bearer Pooja Shakun Pandey, police said.

"The FIR against multiple individuals cut across religions and investigate the roles of social media entities in promoting false and wrong information with an intention to create unrest in the cyberspace and have ramifications in the physical space thereby compromising on the social fabric of the country," said Malhotra.

An FIR had earlier been registered against Nupur Sharma in Mumbai under the Indian Penal Code provisions relating to promoting of hatred between religious communities and hurting religious sentiments.