The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave temporary relief to former BJP Spokesperson Nupur Sharma. SC also directed that they cannot take any strict and pressing actions against her in multiple FIRs registered against her across states. On May 26, Sharma made remarks on Prophet Mohammed during a national TV channel debate and faced backlash for the same.
The apex bench also mentioned that in case of any more FIRs entertained against Sharma, the same relief would shield her. Earlier, the bar led by Justice Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala rejected to consider Sharma’s petition on July 1. However, on July 19, they issued a notice on Nupur’s renewed application as she sought to revive her previous plea.
Senior Advocate Maninder Singh, Sharma’s attorney, applied for the same following the order by SC on July 1. Earlier directed by the Supreme Court, Nupur Sharma was not in the position to approach the High Court amid the threats that surfaced against her life and liberty.
However, the bench deemed the submission and expressed concern about Sharma’s safety.
In order to explore this, let notice be issued to the respondents returnable by August 10. Copies of main writ petition be also forwarded along with the notice. Liberty granted for dasti and service through standing counsels. Meanwhile, as an interim measure, it is directed that no coercive action shall be taken against the petitioner pursuant to the impugned FIRs or such FIRs/complaints which may be registered/entertained in future pertaining to same telecast dated 26.05.2022.Supreme Court on July 19