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‘Insult to Prophet’ row: Protest breaks outside Jama masjid against Nupur Sharma, clashes in many cities after Friday prayers

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Massive protests were held in many areas of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh today over the remarks made by former Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal on the Prophet. This protest started today after Friday prayers. There is only sloganeering in many places, so the situation in Prayagraj is tense. Police issues alert in many cities.

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A large number of protesters had gathered outside Jama Masjid in Delhi and during this slogans were raised. People had also closed their shops due to the fear of protesters taking to the streets. At the same time, the police reached the spot and brought the situation under control.

Hundreds of protesters were also seen taking to the streets and closing shops in Saharanpur, Moradabad and Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh. After offering Namaz in Moradabad, UP, Namazis demonstrated fiercely for the arrest of Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal. However, now the situation is under control here. There have also been reports of stone pelting and clashes from Prayagraj. Violence broke out in Kanpur only after prayers last week. In such a situation, the DM and SSP were on patrol in different cities of the district since last evening. Due to which prayers have been offered in a peaceful manner in all the towns.

Let us tell you that BJP has expelled Naveen Kumar Jindal and suspended Nupur Sharma for the objectionable remarks on Prophet Mohammad. During the TV debate, Nupur Sharma allegedly made some derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad. On the other hand, Naveen Kumar Jindal made a tweet about Prophet Mohammad on June 1. After the controversial remarks of Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal, where there were protests in India, strong reactions came from the Gulf countries.

Two FIRs have been registered in the names of BJP spokespersons, an MP, a journalist, social media users and members of religious organizations. The names of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief and MP Asaduddin Owaisi are among those against whom the case has been registered by the Delhi Police.

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