Nation Commission for Women chief Rekha Sharma has written to the Uttar Pradesh Police asking for action against Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav for his tweet on suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.
Reacting to Supreme Court’s scathing observations on Nupur Sharma, Yadav had tweeted, “Not only the face, but the body should also apologise. Ahe should also be punished for disturbing the peace and harmony in the country.”
The Supreme Court last week had come down heavily on Sharma for her objectionable remarks about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) saying that her ‘loose tongue’ was responsible for the deteriorating law and order in the country.
NCW chief Rekha Sharma took a dim view of Yadav’s tweet as she wrote on Twitter, “Look at this man who called himself a leader of a party. He is instigating people to assault Nupur Sharma. Writing to @Uppolice @dgpup to take action against him. Requesting Honorable Supreme Court to take Suo Moto action against him.”
— Rekha Sharma (@sharmarekha) July 4, 2022
NCW also sent a two-page letter to DGP, UP Police, asking to take urgent action against Yadav and inform the commission about the action taken.
Nupur Sharma had made objectionable comments about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on Times Now show presented by anchor Navika Kumar. Her comments had evoked angry reactions from Islamic countries, forcing the BJP to suspend her from the primary membership of the party.
A tailor in Udaipur was beheaded by two men, who also issued a chilling threat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. One of the men involved in the beheading of tailor Kanhaiya Lal turned out to be an office-bearer of the BJP.
A day later, a Supreme Court Bench of Justice Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala lashed out at Nupur Sharma and Navika Kumar for their irresponsible action, which had set the country on fire.
Hindutva groups had reacted angrily to the Supreme Court’s adverse observations about the suspended BJP spokesperson. Fake news website OpIndia had accused the two judges of the Supreme Court of speaking like Islamists. This had prompted Justice Pardiwala to call for the regulation of social media and digital news platfroms.