Delhi police register FIR over death threats to Nupur Sharma

The Delhi Police has registered an FIR over complaints that former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma received death threats for making reference to the life of Muhammad, the founder of the Islam religion.

“Based on the FIR, we have initiated a probe into the matter,” a senior police official said. According to officials, the FIR has been registered under IPC sections 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence), 506 (criminal intimidation), 507 (Criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication) and 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) against unknown people.

After the letter with her personal address was out in the media, Nupur Sharma issued a statement on Twitter where she asked the media houses to refrain from making her address public. “I request all media houses and everybody else not to make my address public. There is a security threat to my family,” said Nupur.

The BJP on Sunday suspended its national spokesperson Nupur Sharma over her “views contrary to the party position on the various matter.”

Later Nupur Sharma, on Twitter, unconditionally withdrew her statement made in the TV debate and claimed that her comments were a reaction to “continuous insult and disrespect towards our Mahadev(Lord Shiva).”

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