A case has been filed against Bharatiya Janata Party national spokesperson Nupur Sharma in Mumbai over her remarks allegedly made during a television show.
A case has been filed at the Pydhonie police station area in Mumbai under sections 295A (outraging religious feelings), 153A (promoting enmity on religious grounds) and 505B (incitement) of the Indian Penal Code after a complaint by Raza Academy, a Sunni Barelvi organisation of Indian Sunni Muslims, for her alleged "remarks on a national channel".
Earlier on Friday, Sharma had alleged that she has been receiving death and rape threats on social media after a "so-called fact-checker" circulated a heavily edited video from one of her recent debates on a TV channel on the Gyanvapi mosque case.
"There is a so-called fact-checker who has started to vitiate the atmosphere by putting out a heavily edited and selected video from one of my debates last night. Ever since I've been receiving death and rape threats, including beheading threats against me and family members," Nupur Sharma told ANI on Friday.
Sharma alleged that an Alt News proprietor had posted an edited video to encourage trolls against her and said that he should be held "responsible" if any harm befalls her family.
"I've tagged the police commissioner and Delhi police. I suspect there'll be harm done to me and my immediate family members. In case there's any harm done to me or my family members the proprietor of Alt News is completely responsible," she stated.
"If I was wrong, then the fact-checkers should rectify the facts, rather than sending death threats to me. Please come forward and correct the facts. It's not right, it's completely illegal," she added.
Further, Sharma said that she is collating all the threats against her and will file a complaint in the matter.