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  • Nupur Sharma wants SC criticism of her to be removed from records
  • Suspended BJP spokesperson has filed fresh plea in top court
  • Sharma has sought protection from arrest

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She has also filed a plea seeking protection from arrest and revival of her plea seeking clubbing of FIRs. 

Suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma has moved Supreme Court seeking removal of the adverse comments made against her by top court judges from the records.

She said that she has been receving death threats from fringe elements after criticims by the judges on July 1 while refusing to entertain her plea for clubbing of the FIRs lodged against her in several states over her remarks on the Prophet.

She has also filed a plea seeking protection from arrest and revival of her plea seeking clubbing of FIRs.

On July 1, the top court severely criticised Sharma for her 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".

"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 had said.

Refusing to entertain Sharma's plea for clubbing of FIRs lodged in various States against her for the remark, the bench had held that the comment was made either for cheap publicity, political agenda, or some nefarious activities.

Sharma's remark on the Prophet during a TV debate had triggered protests across the country and drew sharp reactions from many Gulf countries. The BJP subsequently suspended her from the party.

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"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 had said.

While refusing to entertain Sharma's plea for clubbing of FIRs, the bench had allowed her to withdraw the plea.

With PTI inputs

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