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Former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma has been receiving hate messages and death threats for her incendiary comment on Prophet Muhammad.

Nupur Sharma single-handedly responsible for what's happening in India: SC

The former BJP spokesperson had filed an application in the apex court seeking all FIRs be transferred to Delhi “fearing attack on her life”

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Former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, who stirred a controversy by commenting on Prophet Muhammed, filed an appeal on Friday (July 1) with the Supreme Court, seeking transfer of all cases against her to Delhi, fearing danger to her life. She told the apex court that her “life is in danger due to constant threats”.

In response, the Supreme Court blamed Sharma for all the violence happening in the country following her remarks. Justice Surya Kant said: “We saw the debate on how she was incited. But the way she said all this and later says she was a lawyer it is shameful. She should apologise to the whole country.”

“The way she has ignited emotions across the country. This lady is single-handedly responsible for what is happening in the country,” said the judges.

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Sharma’s comments on the Prophet had triggered a strong reaction from Gulf countries and had resulted in protests in the country. Recently, a tailor from Udaipur was murdered on camera by two Muslims for supporting Sharma’s comments. The situation remains tensed but under control in Udaipur.

Nupur Sharma’s lawyer told the Supreme Court that she is facing threats. “She faces threats or she has become a security threat? The way she has ignited emotions across the country. This lady is single-handedly responsible for what is happening in the country,” said Justice Surya Kant.

Congress lauds SC observations

Responding to the events, MP and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said the Supreme Court has made “crucial and far-reaching observations”. “The court has very rightly called out the BJP spokesperson for being ‘single-handedly responsible for igniting emotions across the country’, and that she should apologize to the entire nation. The Supreme Court reportedly even observed that her outburst is responsible for what the court called, ‘the unfortunate incident in Udaipur’,” he said in a statement.

He added: “The court even highlighted the deferential treatment being meted out to the BJP spokesperson by the police authorities and asking if a ‘red carpet’ was being rolled out for her.”

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