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Prophet remarks row: Supreme Court quashes plea seeking arrest of Nupur Sharma

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The Supreme Court disposed of a petition on Friday, seeking arrest of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma over her controversial remarks against Prophet Mohammad and for hurting the sentiments of Muslim community.

The Bench led by Chief Justice U.U. Lalit observed that though it looked like a ‘simple and innocuous’ petition, but the same would have ‘far-reaching consequences’.

After petitioner Abu Sohel agreed to the Apex Court’s suggestion, the Court dismissed the petition as withdrawn.

The former BJP leader had courted controversy by commenting against the Prophet during a debate on national television. This led to protests across the country and abroad as well. Several Muslim nations had expressed resentment over the issue, after which, the Government of India issued a statement.

BJP had also distanced itself from the remarks made by Sharma and suspended her from the party.

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