The Supreme Court on Friday slammed suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma for her controversial comments against the Prophet and asked her to immediately apologise to the nation. The SC came down heavily on her as the bench refused to entertain her plea for clubbing of FIRs lodged against her in various state.

“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 said.

Sharma’s made the comments during a TV debate earlier this month. The remarks triggered protests across the country and also invited sharp reactions from many Gulf countries. Following this, the BJP suspended her from the party.

“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 said.

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While refusing to entertain Sharma’s plea for clubbing of FIRs, a vacation bench of Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala allowed her to withdraw the plea.

“She has a threat or she has become a security threat? The way she has ignited emotions across the country… this lady is single-handedly responsible for what is happening in the country,” the bench said when Sharma’s lawyer Maninder Singh pointed out that she was facing threats to life.

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The bench further said,” the way she ignited emotions across the country has led to unfortunate incidents. This lady is single-handedly responsible for what is happening in the country. We saw the debate.”