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'Disturbing, smack of arrogance': SC hits out at Nupur Sharma for her comments on Prophet Mohammad


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday castigated suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma for her "disturbing" remark against Prophet Mohammad, saying it has led to unfortunate incidents in the country The court said the remark was made either for cheap publicity, political agenda or some nefarious activities.

Referring to her apology for the Prophet remarks, the apex court also said that it was too late and her comment led to unfortunate incidents.

"“These remarks are very disturbing and smack of arrogance. What is her business to make such remarks? These remarks have led to unfortunate incidents in the country…These people are not religious."

"These people don't have respect for other religions," the court said on the suspended BJP leader's plea to club FIRs against her for Prophet remarks.

"Remark against Prophet were made either for cheap publicity, political agenda or for some nefarious activities," it said further.

The court also refused to entertain her plea to club FIRs in various states for her remark and allowed her to withdraw the petition.

"What has Delhi police done? Don't make us open our mouth? What was the TV debate for? Only fan an agenda? Why did they choose a sub judice topic?," said Justice Surya Kant.

"There must be a red carpet for you there," the apex court bench remarked when Sharma's lawyer informed it that she is joining the investigation and not running away.

(With PTI Inputs)