Delhi Police have suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, expelled party leader Naveen Jindal and journalist Saba Naqvi and other TV debate panelists for spreading hate in relation to Prophet Muhammad’s row of remarks .
Police also filed another FIR against some individuals who allegedly engaged in hate propaganda and spreading discord on social media regarding the Prophet controversy. They have all been accused of creating situations prejudicial to the maintenance of public peace.
In addition, an FIR has also been filed against Peace Party Chief Spokesperson Shadab Chauhan, Journalist Saba Naqvi, Hindu Leader Mahasabha Pooja Shakun Pandey, Maulana Mufti Nadeem, Abdur Rehman, Gulzar Ansari and Anil Kumar Meena .
In a statement, Delhi Police said FIRs were registered against several people and would investigate their roles in promoting false and misleading information with the aim of creating unrest in the country.
Police convicted Nupur Sharma under Articles 153 (gratuitous provocation with intent to cause a riot), 295 (injuring or defiling a place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) and 505 (statements leading to public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code (ICC).
Sharma was suspended from the BJP and the party distanced itself from her remarks. It has been assured of safety since the Quarrel of the Prophet Muhammad.
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While suspending Nupur Sharma, the BJP said it respects all religions and is firmly against any ideology that insults or belittles any sect or religion. His remarks provoked strong reactions in the Gulf countries. India said it had taken strong action against those who made controversial remarks against minorities.
The BJP has set new limits for its spokespersons and leaders to join the televised debates. The ruling party has also instructed its spokespersons and media officials to focus on government programs and work on social welfare rather than religious rhetoric.
In its new notice issued on Tuesday, the BJP ordered its spokespersons to first check the subject of the TV debate, prepare for it and find out the party line on it before appearing on any which channel.
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