Suspended Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Nupur Sharma has applied to revive the petition in the Supreme Court seeking protection from arrest in cases filed over her comments on Prophet Mohammed, reported Live Law.
She sought to pursue her earlier petition rescinding her request for its withdrawal following rasping criticism from the Supreme Court bench.
Nupur Sharma is facing nine FIRs for her alleged blasphemous statement against the Prophet.
As per a report in The Times of India, the former BJP spokesperson moved the SC saying she and her family members are constantly receiving rape and death threats after Supreme Court’s strong criticism against her comments.
In her petition, she pleaded for clubbing the FIRs at Delhi.
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court unleashed a barrage of critical observations serrating Nupur Sharma and accused her of igniting the country and damaging the social fabric with her allegedly comments against the Prophet.
On her comments during a TV debate, the bench had said, “The way she has ignited the whole country… Still she has the cheek and courage to come to this court to ask for relief instead of approaching the respective high courts and trial courts. This lady is single-handedly responsible for setting fire across the country.”