A charge has been filed in Mumbai against BJP national spokesman Nupur Sharma for allegedly making anti-Muslim statements on a television broadcast.
Following a complaint by Raza Academy, a Sunni Barelvi group of Indian Sunni Muslims, a case was filed at the Pydhonie Police Station area in Mumbai under sections 295A, 153A, and 505B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for her claimed “remarks against the Holy Prophet on a National channel.” Earlier on Friday, Sharma claimed that she had received murder and rape threats on social media after a “so-called fact-checker” distributed a poorly manipulated footage of one of her previous TV debates on the Gyanvapi mosque matter.
“There is a so-called fact-checker who has started to vitiate the atmosphere by putting out a heavily edited and selected video from one of my debates last night. Ever since I’ve been receiving death and rape threats, including beheading threats against me and family members,” Nupur Sharma told ANI on Friday.
Sharma alleged that an Alt News proprietor posted an edited video to encourage trolls against her and said that he should be held “responsible” if any harm befalls her family.
“I’ve tagged the Police Commissioner and Delhi Police. I suspect there’ll be harm done to me and my immediate family members. In case there’s any harm done to me or my family members Mohammed Zubair, who I think is a proprietor of Alt News, is completely responsible,” she stated.
“If I was wrong, then the fact-checkers should rectify the facts, rather than sending death threats to me. Please come forward and correct the facts. It’s not right, it’s completely illegal. He (Zubair) is not a fact-checker, he is a fake-spreader,” she added.
Sharma further stated that she is compiling all threats made against her and would file a report in the subject.