Protests against Nupur Sharma: Protesters booked in Ahmedabad

Ten persons in Ahmedabad were booked for unlawful assembly, two days after the June 10 protests over Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s remarks against the prophet Muhammed.

According to Indian Express, an FIR under IPC sections 144 for unlawful assembly and 188 for disobedience to order given by a public servant was lodged on Sunday against 10 residents of the Jamalpur area in the walled city Ahmedabad.

On 10 June after Friday prayers., the regions Jamalpur, Kalupur, Khadia, Shahpur, Mirzapur, and other areas of the old city witnessed massive protests of Muslims against Sharma.

“The accused were identified from the videos and booked under unlawful assembly and disobedience. Other accused who were part of the protests are also being identified. No arrests have been made yet,” Sushil Agarwal, deputy commissioner of police (Zone 3), Ahmedabad, said to Indian Express.

The cyber crime cell of Ahmedabad Police on Sunday arrested Irshad Ansari, 36, under sections of the Information Technology Amendment Act, for uploading multiple posts on social media, urging people to protest against Sharma.

More than 1000 Muslims were booked across the country after Muslims took to the streets to demand the immediate arrest of Nupur Sharma.