A day after the Supreme Court heavily criticized suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her controversial remarks on the Prophet Muhammad, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday he would discuss the question on an appropriate platform.
Speaking to ANI in Hyderabad, where he was attending the BJP national executive meeting, Mr Rijiju said: “First of all, as Minister of Justice, it is not appropriate for me to comment on the judgment as well as the observation made by the Supreme Court Bench.”
“Even if I don’t like the judgment or have a serious objection to the way the observations are made, I wouldn’t like to comment,” the minister said.
Last week, the Supreme Court made strong verbal remarks on Nupur Sharma’s comments during a televised debate, holding her responsible for the state of violence in the country.
Speaking on the matter, the Union Law Minister further said, “Reactions are coming, I am getting many representations and messages to react on this, but we will discuss the matter at the appropriate forum.”
Interestingly, the remarks were made in verbal or oral submissions and were not reflected in the Supreme Court’s order.
“I would not like to make any direct comment or reference to the Supreme Court observation. This is an oral observation and not part of a judgment,” Mr Rijiju said.
The Supreme Court also said Ms Sharma and her ‘loose tongue’ had set the whole country on fire and she was solely responsible for what was happening in the country. She should “apologize to the whole country,” the Supreme Court said.
A bench of Judges Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala slammed Ms Sharma for her statement and, while referring to the Udaipur incident in which two men murdered a tailor, said ‘his outburst is responsible for an unfortunate incident”.
The Supreme Court also rejected Ms Sharma’s request to transfer to Delhi all FIRs registered against her across the country for her controversial remarks about the Prophet, and allowed her to withdraw her plea from the court and seek other remedies. appeal.
Last month, while speaking on a prime-time TV debate, Ms Sharma made reprehensible remarks against the Prophet Muhammad that led to huge protests in India and several countries in the Middle East, forcing the BJP to suspend its ongoing investigation.