Hearing a plea filed by BJP leader Nupur Sharma seeking transfer of the FIRs against her to Delhi, the Supreme Court slammed the Hindutva politician for her Islamophobic remarks on the Prophet. Accusing Sharma of “igniting emotions across the country”, the apex court said that she owed the nation an apology.
Suspended BJP Spokesperson, Nupur Sharma, approached the Supreme Court seeking a direction to transfer to New Delhi for investigation, into nearly a dozen of FIRs, registered against her in various states for her remarks on the prophet.
The vacation bench of Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala slammed heavily on Nupur Sharma and said she and her loose tongue has set the entire country on fire. Her outburst is responsible for the unfortunate incident at Udaipur, the SC says.
The apex court refused to entertain Sharma’s plea to club the multiple FIRs registered over her in many states, for her remarks on the prophet Muhammed in a TV channel debate, forcing her to withdraw her petition.
The SC said the petition is dismissed as withdrawn with liberty (to the petitioner, Nupur Sharma) to pursue alternate remedies.
“The petition smacks of her arrogance, that the Magistrates of the country are too small for her,” Justice Surya Kant said.
“When a FIR is registered and you are not arrested, this shows your clout. She thinks she has back up power and makes irresponsible statements”, the court said during the hearing.
“This lady is single-handedly responsible for what is happening in the country,” the top court said, according to Bar & Bench.
Appearing for Sharma, Senior advocate Maninder Singh, pointed out that she had apologised for her comments. To which, the court said: “She should have gone to the TV and apologized to the nation.”
“She was too late to apologise and withdraw the statement,” the Supreme Court said. She withdrew the statement conditionally, saying if sentiments hurt, observed the Supreme Court.