“BJP should hang head in shame”: Congress on court remarks on Nupur Sharma

The Indian Congress on Friday said the Supreme Court of India has rightly called out BJP leader Nupur Sharma for being “single-handedly responsible for igniting emotions across the country” with her remark against the Holy Prophet (PBUH), and that the ruling party should hang its head in shame.

In a statement after the Supreme Court’s observations against Nupur Sharma, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said the court has strengthened the party’s resolve to fight “destructively divisive ideologies”.

He said, “The court has very rightly called out the BJP spokesperson for being ‘single-handedly responsible for igniting emotions across the country’, and that she should apologise to the entire nation.”

“These remarks by the Supreme Court, which resonate with the entire country, should make the party in power hang its head in shame,” he added.

The Supreme Court slammed Nupur Sharma for her derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and said it led to unfortunate incidents and ignited emotions across India.