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Protests Erupts Outside Delhi’s Jama Masjid Over Nupur Sharma’s Prophet Remarks

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The BJP on Sunday suspended Nupur Sharma and expelled Jindal.

New Delhi:

Protests erupted outdoors the Jama Masjid right here after Friday prayers with lots of of individuals demanding the arrest of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad, police mentioned.

A big crowd of individuals gathered on the steps of the well-known mosque, carrying placards and shouting slogans in opposition to Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal, former head of the Delhi BJP’s media unit. There was heavy safety deployment to handle the state of affairs and keep away from any untoward incident.

According to senior police officers, the protest was held peacefully on the steps close to gate quantity one of many mosque, and it lasted for round 15 to 20 minutes. The protesters have been dispersed from the realm later.

“The protest was held near the gate number one of Jama Masjid. We demanded the arrested of Nupur Sharma for her remark on Prophet Mohammad. It was a peaceful protest, and people left the area after a while,” mentioned Akram Qureshi, a resident of the realm.

“Nupur Sharma should be arrested. I will keep protesting until she is put behind the bars. How dare she disrespect our religion,” questioned 57-year-old Baba Mastan, who was a part of the protest.

Mohammad Fahad (59), a shopkeeper, mentioned, “The protest started at 2 pm. They were dispersed by the police within 15-20 minutes. It was a peaceful protest.” Even after the protesters have been dispersed, groups of the police and the CISF continued to be deployed within the space.

The row over the alleged derogatory remarks in opposition to Prophet Muhammad escalated on Sunday with protests from nations like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Iran, prompting the BJP to take motion in opposition to its functionaries and assert that it respects all religions.

As the row intensified domestically and overseas, the BJP on Sunday suspended Nupur Sharma and expelled Jindal.

The Delhi Police has registered an FIR in opposition to 31 individuals, together with AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and controversial priest Yati Narsinghanand, and filed a separate case in opposition to former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for allegedly spreading hate and hurting non secular sentiments.

The two FIRs have been registered on Wednesday after a social media evaluation, the police officers had mentioned.

Former Delhi BJP media unit head Naveen Kumar Jindal, who was expelled from the occasion over his alleged remarks in opposition to Prophet Muhammad, and journalist Saba Naqvi have been named within the FIR.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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