Nupur Sharma

Qatar lobbying scandal rocks EU Parliament; why India needs to watch out

While the issue has become a major embarrassment for the EU parliament exposing how easy it is to infiltrate decision making in one of the most important legislative bodies of the European Union, India should also watch out the developments closely and remember how coordinated social media attacks on a BJP spokesperson led to Qatar's diplomatic intervention during Nupur Sharma episode.

Nupur Sharma Case: SC Clubs, Transfers All FIRs To Delhi

NEW DELHI: In a big relief to now suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nupur Sharma, the Supreme Court clubbed and transferred all FIRs against her in the Prophet comment case to Delhi on Wednesday. In a departure from the convention of the first FIR principle, the Supreme Court ordered that FIRs against Nupur all […]

SC Grants Interim Relief To Nupur Sharma, No Arrest Till Next Hearing

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted interim relief to suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma in the Prophet Mohammad comment case. While issuing notices to all the states where FIRs have been registered against her, the bench of Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala said, “This matter be listed on August 10, 2022. Copies […]

Sar Tan Se Juda.. Ajmer’s Gauhar Chishti In 7-Day Police Custody Over Nupur Remarks

AJMER: A court in Ajmer has sent Gauhar Chishti, Ajmer Dargah Khadim, to seven days of custody by the Rajasthan Police following his dramatic overnight arrest from Hyderabad. Chishti was arrested on Thursday for raising provocative slogans against former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma. He was presented before the concerned magistrate on Friday who sent him […]

117 ‘Concerned Citizens’, Including Judges, Bureaucrats, Armed Forces Officers, Criticize SC On Nupur Sharma

NEW DELHI: Days after the Supreme Court came down heavily on suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, a group of 117 “concerned” citizens, which included 15 judges, 77 bureaucrats and 25 Armed Forces officers wrote an open statement condemning the top court saying such transgressions are without parallel in the annals of the judiciary. The Supreme […]

Stop Supporting Punishment for Blasphemy

The barbaric slaughter of a Hindu tailor, Kanhaiya Lal Teli in Udaipur by Islamists over “blasphemy” against Islam’s Prophet, is reprehensible. Whether this beheading was caused by the frenzy generated over BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s remarks quoting Islamic scripture, is for the law to determine. But what is undeniable is that the most vocal section […]

Udaipur Horror: For 13 Days Kanhaiya Begged For Security, Raj Cops Ignored

UDAIPUR/NEW DELHI: Almost 13 days ahead of his gruesome death, Kanhaiya Lal, a tailor from Udaipur had written to Rajasthan Police that he was facing death threat while his movements were being recorded over a Facebook post by his younger son in support of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma. In his plea before the police, […]

Bengal Simmers Again As Blame Game Continues

NEW DELHI: Bengal continued to simmer for the third day as a series of fresh protests erupted in parts of the state on Saturday. The state is witnessing protests since Thursday over the alleged controversial remarks of now suspended former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma and former Delhi BJP media head Naveen Kumar […]

Nupur Sharma, Middle East And India’s Inefficiencies

There are three questions about the Nupur-Naveen incident that are making rounds: 1. Were the Middle East and OIC response a result of a nudge by the USA? 2. Could New Delhi have responded in a better fashion? 3. Is there a bigger picture there somewhere? Let us try to address them one by one. […]

Congress Questions PM’s Silence On Controversial Remarks

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Wednesday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on suspended BJP spokespersons over their controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammed and said India has been shamed for the last eight years on the global platform. Addressing a press conference here at the party headquarters, Congress spokesperson Pawan […]