Nupur Sharma: News

05 May 2024


Surat cleric arrested for plotting to kill Nupur Sharma, others 

Maulvi Sohel Abubakr Timol, a 27-year-old cleric from Surat, Gujarat, was arrested on Friday for allegedly plotting to assassinate Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and a right-wing organization leader.

01 Apr 2024

Udhayanidhi Stalin

Sanatan Dharma row: SC pulls up Udhyanidhi over writ petition 

The Supreme Court has informed Tamil Nadu Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader Udhayanidhi Stalin that he cannot expect the same immunity as media and news channels.

12 Jan 2023

Delhi Police

Prophet row: BJP's Nupur Sharma gets gun license amid threats

The Delhi Police has issued a gun license to suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma after she complained of receiving death threats following her incendiary remarks over Prophet Mohammed in May.

Udaipur tailor's murder: NIA chargesheets 11 perpetrators including 2 Pakistanis

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday named 11 accused, including two Pakistani nationals, in its chargesheet in the murder case of Udaipur-based tailor Kanhaiya Lal.

Amravati man's murderers are radicalized Islamists of Tablighi Jamaat: NIA

Probing the Amravati pharmacist's June murder, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), in its chargesheet, said the 11 accused in the case were "radicalized Islamists of Tablighi Jamaat."

12 Dec 2022


These topped Google's list of most searched words in 2022

From the Indian Premier League (IPL) to Brahmastra and KGF 2, there are a lot of words that were trending on Google India in 2022.

23 Aug 2022


ISIS bomber detained in Russia wanted to kill Nupur Sharma?

The Islamic State (IS) suicide bomber detained in Russia on Monday had been allegedly hired to kill former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

10 Aug 2022

Delhi Police

Prophet row: SC transfers FIRs against Nupur Sharma to Delhi

In a relief for suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma, the Supreme Court on Wednesday clubbed and transferred all FIRs registered against her in different states to Delhi.

30 Jul 2022


Debt, not 'Prophet' row, forced Bhopal student to commit suicide

A Special Investigation Team claimed on Friday said that indebtedness had prompted Bhopal-based engineering student Nishank Rathore to commit suicide.

19 Jul 2022


Bihar: Man allegedly stabbed for supporting Nupur Sharma, police deny

A man from Sitamarhi, Bihar, has claimed he was stabbed for watching a video supporting ex-BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and posting it as his WhatsApp Status.

No coercive action can be taken against Nupur Sharma: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to the Centre and states like Delhi, West Bengal, and Maharashtra on ex-BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma's plea and directed that no coercive shall be taken against her pursuant to the impugned FIRs.

No pause on demolitions: SC refuses blanket ban on demolitions

The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday refused to pass a blanket ban order against the demolitions taking place across the country.

11 Jul 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair sent to 14-day judicial custody

A court in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri on Monday sent Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair to 14-day judicial custody in connection with a case lodged against him for allegedly promoting enmity.

10 Jul 2022

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Ajmer clerics' hate speech against Nupur Sharma affects shrine's footfall

After the arrest of Ajmer Dargah Khadim Salman Chishti on Tuesday night for alleged inflammatory comments against the now-suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma, the footfall at the Sufi shrine in the Rajasthani city has fallen considerably.

07 Jul 2022

Delhi Police

In SC petition, fact-checker Mohammed Zubair cites death threats

Mohammed Zubair, the co-founder of the fact-checking website Alt News, has petitioned the Supreme Court (SC) seeking bail and the dismissal of an FIR.

Ajmer Dargah Khadim arrested over 'beheading' remarks against Nupur Sharma

Police arrested Ajmer Dargah Khadim Salman Chishti on Tuesday night for reportedly making inflammatory comments against suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

05 Jul 2022


Caught on camera: Amravati killers murdered chemist in 2nd attempt

After the barbaric murder of Umesh Prahladrao Kolhe, a chemist, in Maharashtra's Amravati on June 21, CCTV footage showing him surrounded by his killers and then collapsing after being attacked has now emerged.

Ex-judges, veterans slam SC judges' observations on Nupur Sharma

As many as 117 people, including retired judges, former armed forces officers, and ex-bureaucrats, have issued an open statement backing former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma, saying the Supreme Court judges have crossed the "Laxman Rekha."

Man sells chicken wrapped in paper with Hindu gods, arrested

At a time when religious tensions are running high across India, a fresh incident from Uttar Pradesh has come to light.

Personal attacks on judges a dangerous scenario: SC judge

Justice JB Pardiwala, who was part of the Supreme Court bench that slammed former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her comments on Prophet Muhammad, on Sunday said that the personal attacks on judges for their judgments are creating a "dangerous scenario".

02 Jul 2022


Udaipur tailor's murder accused attacked outside Jaipur NIA court

The two main accused, Riaz Akhtari and Gos Mohammad, in the murder of tailor Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur were attacked by a large crowd outside the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Jaipur on Saturday even as there was heavy police deployment.

02 Jul 2022


Udaipur killing: Pakistan man instructed accused to 'do something spectacular'

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has determined that the killing of Kanhaiyalal Teli in Udaipur was "meticulously planned" and "instigated" by a person in Pakistan identified as "Salman bhai," reported The Indian Express.

Sharma is single-handedly responsible for what's happening in India: SC

The Supreme Court today slammed former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma, who moved the SC seeking transfer of all the FIRs against her to Delhi.

29 Jun 2022


NIA to probe terror links of Udaipur tailor's murder accused

The horrific murder of a tailor in Udaipur on Tuesday has prompted the Centre to treat it as a terror attack.

19 Jun 2022


Jaishankar on Prophet row: People's sensibilities and sensitivities were impacted

After the recent controversy over two former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders' controversial remarks about Prophet Muhammad, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stated on Saturday that "people's sensibilities and sensitivities were impacted."

SC refuses to apply brakes on bulldozers in Uttar Pradesh

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the demolition drive by the Uttar Pradesh government but directed the authorities to strictly follow the due procedure under the law.

14 Jun 2022


Prophet row: Delhi VHP calls for Hanuman Chalisa mass recitation

The Vishva Hindu Parishad's (VHP) Delhi unit has called on people to gather in temples and participate in Hanuman Chalisa mass recitations on Tuesday (June 14) to protest the violence that erupted in several parts of India on Friday.

13 Jun 2022

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Prophet row: 70 Indian government, private websites hit by cyberattacks

Former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled party leader Naveen Jindal's controversial remarks against Prophet Muhammad have created quite a stir.

13 Jun 2022


Prophet row: Kuwait government to deport expats who protested

The Kuwaiti government has decided to take action against a number of expatriates who participated in an "illegal" protest against the controversial remarks made by suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma on Prophet Muhammad.

12 Jun 2022

Delhi Police

Prophet row: Naveen Kumar Jindal claims family is in danger

Days after being expelled from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the remarks against Prophet Muhammed, Naveen Kumar Jindal has claimed that his family is in danger of being attacked by the Islamic fundamentalists.

12 Jun 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Prophet row: Protests, arrests across several states; internet services suspended

Fresh violence broke out in West Bengal's Howrah on Saturday against the controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad made by former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

J&K: YouTuber held for uploading 'beheading' video of Nupur Sharma

Kashmir-based YouTuber Faisal Wani was arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police on Saturday for uploading a video depicting the "beheading" of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

11 Jun 2022


Prophet row: 2 killed in Ranchi; curfew imposed, internet suspended

Two persons were killed and several others injured in Jharkhand's capital Ranchi where protests erupted on Friday over the controversial remarks made by now-suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma on Prophet Muhammad.

10 Jun 2022

Omar Abdullah

J&K: Curfew imposed, internet suspended following communal tensions

Authorities have imposed a curfew in some parts of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and the army has been called in to carry out a flag march in Doda district's Bhaderwah town in response to attempts by some elements to incite communal unrest.

10 Jun 2022


Prophet remarks: Protests outside UP, Delhi mosques after Friday prayers

Massive protests erupted in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur on Friday in response to derogatory remarks made by former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled party leader Naveen Jindal about Prophet Muhammad.

10 Jun 2022


Prophet row: Iran deletes its version of meeting with Doval

Iran seems to have softened its stance on the matter of the ruling BJP members' alleged provocative statements about the Prophet Muhammad.

Prophet row: FIRs against Nupur Sharma, Naveen Jindal, Saba Naqvi

Delhi Police have filed new cases against BJP spokesman Nupur Sharma and expelled leader Naveen Jindal, among others, for allegedly propagating hate messages in the midst of the controversy over statements made regarding the Prophet Muhammad.

08 Jun 2022

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut comes out in ex-BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma's support

Days after ex-Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Nupur Sharma came under the global scanner for her "controversial" remarks on Prophet Muhammad, Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut backed her up on Tuesday.

08 Jun 2022


Prophet remarks: Reasons why India can't ignore Gulf outrage

The ongoing controversy over former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma making insulting statements against Prophet Muhammad has provoked negative reactions from Gulf countries.

08 Jun 2022

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al-Qaeda threatens suicide attacks in India over Prophet remarks

Terrorist organization al-Qaeda in the Subcontinent (AQIS) has issued a letter dated June 6, 2022 threatening to carry out suicide attacks in India to avenge the insulting remarks about Prophet Muhammad by the now-suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders.

07 Jun 2022

Delhi Police

Ex-BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma gets police security amid threats

Following death threats that former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma received for her controversial remarks against Prophet Muhammad during a TV news debate, the Delhi Police provided her with security on Tuesday.

Nupur Sharma suspension: What is Rule 10(a) of BJP Constitution?

Amid a backlash from the Arab nations against the comments made by former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma against Prophet Muhammad, the party on Sunday suspended her with "immediate effect" till further inquiry for expressing views contrary to its position.

06 Jun 2022


Opposition targets BJP, demands tough action against Nupur Sharma

The opposition on Sunday attacked the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) for its inaction for a week after its national spokesperson, Nupur Sharma, made objectionable remarks about Prophet Mohammad.

06 Jun 2022


Prophet Muhammad remarks: Mumbai Police to summon Nupur Sharma soon

The Mumbai Police on Monday said it will soon issue summons to the suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for questioning in cases filed over her derogatory statements about Prophet Muhammad.

06 Jun 2022

Delhi University

Who is Nupur Sharma, whose remarks led to 'diplomatic war'?

Nupur Sharma, the BJP leader who was suspended from the party for making controversial religious remarks on Sunday, was the party's official spokesperson.

Unwarranted, narrow-minded comments: MEA's critical response to OIC's statement

India slammed the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Monday for its "unwarranted" comments on suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nupur Sharma's remarks on Prophet Muhammed in a TV news debate.

06 Jun 2022


Qatar, Kuwait, Iran summon Indian envoys over Prophet Muhammad remarks

India on Sunday responded to the official protest notes by Qatar, Kuwait, and Iran over the controversial remarks made by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal against Prophet Muhammad.

05 Jun 2022


BJP suspends spokesperson Nupur Sharma, Naveen Jindal over 'Prophet' remark

Facing criticism from various quarters, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday suspended its spokesperson Nupur Sharma for allegedly making derogatory remarks about Prophet Muhammad.

FIR against BJP's Nupur Sharma for remarks on Prophet Muhammad

The Mumbai Police has filed an FIR against BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for allegedly making derogatory remarks about Prophet Muhammad.