Nupur Sharma’s primary membership of BJP was revoked after her alleged anti-Islam remarks at a television debate in May.
New Delhi: Two days after the BJP suspended its spokesperson Nupur Sharma from the party over her controversial remarks about Prophet Muhammad and the Muslim community, the Mumbra Police summoned her before it on June 22 to record her statement in the case. BJP had also expelled Naveen Jindal for comments of similar taste.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police said Nupur Sharma is being provided security along with her family after an FIR was registered on a complaint that she was getting death threats over her remarks on Prophet Mohammad. “Sharma and her family have been provided police security after she alleged that she has been receiving threats and was being harassed over her remarks,” an official source told the media.
Nupur Sharma’s primary membership of BJP was revoked after her alleged anti-Islam remarks at a television debate in May. In 2015 Delhi Assembly election, BJP had fielded her from the New Delhi constitution against Aam Aadmi Party’s national convenor Arvind Kejriwal.
Soon after the news of their suspension came, social media flooded in support these two leaders. Also, hashtags calling for the boycott of Indian goods in Gulf countries trended on twitter. Even the Grand Mufti of Oman tweeted from his official account denouncing the derogatory remarks made by Nupur Sharma during the TV debate.
It is understood that the disciplinary action is a result of strong protests by the Arab countries, including the summoning of the Indian Envoy to Qatar, Deepak Mittal by the country’s foreign office.
Incidentally, vice president M Venkaiah Naidu is on an official visit in Qatar. However, the Congress has claimed the BJP’s action against its leaders is ‘placatory’ and taken following “threats from external powers”.