'I thought India had no sharia courts': Dutch MP Geert Wilders after SC slams Nupur Sharma over Prophet remark

Earlier today, refusing to entertain Sharma's plea for clubbing of FIRs lodged in various states against her for the remark, the apex court held that the comment was made either for cheap publicity, political agenda or some nefarious activities

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Friday, July 01, 2022, 06:03 PM IST
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Dutch MP Geert Wilders on Friday once again supported suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma after the Supreme Court came down heavily on her for the controversial comments against the Prophet, saying her "loose tongue" has "set the entire country on fire" and that she is "single-handedly responsible for what is happening in the country".

Taking to Twitter, Wilders said Sharma is a hero and that she should never apologize for speaking the truth. "I thought India had no sharia courts. She should never apologize for speaking the truth about #Muhammad. She is not responsible for Udaipur. Radical intolerant jihadi Muslims are responsible and nobody else. NupurSharma is a hero," he tweeted.

Earlier today, refusing to entertain Sharma's plea for clubbing of FIRs lodged in various states against her for the remark, the apex court held that the comment was made either for cheap publicity, political agenda or some nefarious activities.

"She actually has a loose tongue and has made all kinds of irresponsible statements on TV and set the entire country on fire. Yet, she claims to be a lawyer of 10 years standing... She should have immediately apologised for her comments to the whole country," the court said.

"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. They do not have respect for other religions. These remarks were made for cheap publicity or political agenda or some other nefarious activities," the bench said.

While refusing to entertain Sharma's plea for clubbing of FIRs, a vacation bench of Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala allowed her to withdraw the plea.

"She has a threat or she has become a security threat? The way she has ignited emotions across the country. this lady is single-handedly responsible for what is happening in the country," the bench said when Sharma's lawyer Maninder Singh pointed out that she was facing threats to life.

The bench further said, "The way she ignited emotions across the country has led to unfortunate incidents. This lady is single-handedly responsible for what is happening in the country. We saw the debate".

(With PTI inputs)

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