Tamil Nadu: ABVP man arrested for post reiterating Nupur Sharma’s remarks on prophet

24-year-old ABVP activist Karti was arrested by the Coimbatore rural cyber crime police on Tuesday for posting a message on social media in support of former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, whose derogatory remarks on Prophet Muhammad triggered massive outrages across country and globally.

The saffron activist’s now-deleted social media post had reproduced the video in which Nupur had made the anti-Islam remark, with the caption “I’ll repeat this every day…Nupur Sharma only repeated what’s written… what wrong did she say?”

Karti was arrested from Sennanur on the outskirts of Coimbatore.

Karti has been booked under Section 153A of the Indian Penal Code as well as Section 67 of the Information Technology Act.

He was produced before a judicial magistrate and later he was remanded to judicial custody.

Several FIRs were registered against Sharma in Maharashtra and other states. She was not arrested yet. Protests erupted in several parts of the country on June 10 against the derogatory remarks on the prophet Muhammed by now-sacked BJP functionaries Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal.