Delhi Police register case against journalist Saba Naqvi, Nupur Sharma, Naveen Kumar Jindal and others


The Delhi Police on Wednesday registered a case against journalist Saba Naqvi, former BJP spokespersons, Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal, Peace Party chief spokesperson Shadab Chauhan, Maulana Mufti Nadeem, Abdur Rehman, Gulzar Ansari, Anil Kumar Meena and Hindu Mahasabha office bearer Pooja Shakun Pandey. They have been booked under various provisions against for allegedly spreading messages of hate, inciting various groups and creating situations which is detrimental for the maintenance of public tranquility, reported news agency ANI.

Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal had recently made objectionable remarks for Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). While Sharma had made those remarks in a TV show hosted by Times Now’s Navika Kumar, Jindal had repeated the same lines in a tweet. Following international outrage, particularly from the Islamic nations, the BJP had suspended Sharma from the party. As for Jindal, he was expelled from the party.

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Saba had allegedly posted a tweet mocking shivling immediately after Hindu groups claimed that they had found a Shivling inside the premises of the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi. Her tweet had evoked angry reactions from Hindu groups. She had later deleted the tweet and issued a clarification.

The Delhi Police had come under sharp criticism for not acting against two BJP functionaries after they mocked Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). While the Maharashtra Police had registered cases against Sharma, the Delhi Police had chosen to look the other way.

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However, it seems that the Narendra Modi government has decided to send a message to the international fraternity that it is serious about establishing communal harmony in India.