Thursday, September 29, 2022

Protests in Delhi, Moradabad, Saharanpur over ‘insulting religious remarks’ after Friday prayers 

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The Muslim community took to the streets in Delhi and across Uttar Pradesh to protest Nupur Sharma’s disparaging statements, only days after horrific rioting in Kanpur over an alleged religious insult.

Following Friday prayers at Delhi’s Jama Masjid, a large crowd gathered on the streets and chanted slogans against BJP candidate Nupur Sharma. Many people brandished posters depicting BJP spokespeople Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal, while others shouted slogans. Community leaders have stated that anything less than the arrest of BJP spokespersons will not enough, and that they must be imprisoned for uttering disrespectful remarks against their religion.

The protests and sloganeering were not confined to Delhi. Many places in Uttar Pradesh, including Moradabad, Lucknow, and Saharanpur, witnessed their congregation following Friday prayers.

Although videos show the Muslim community demonstrating in the streets and demanding the arrest of anyone who makes disparaging remarks about the religion, no violence has been recorded. They requested from the government that anyone who commits blasphemy be dealt with harshly and that no pity be granted to them.

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