The National Commission for Women (NCW), on Monday asked police in Uttar Pradesh to take action against Samajwadi Party Chief, Akhilesh Yadav for allegedly instigating hatred and ill-will against suspended BJP member Nupur Sharma, who made controversial remarks against Prophet Mohammed on a live television debate.
The Supreme Court last week said Sharma “and her loose tongue had set the country on fire’ and that she needed to apologise”.
In a tweet, Yadav said, “Not only the face but the body should also apologise and should also be punished for disturbing the harmony of the country.” In a letter to Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police D S Chauhan, NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma said the tweet is “sheer instigation”.
“The National Commission for Women has come across a Twitter post of Akhilesh Yadav instigating a feeling of hatred and ill-will against Nupur Sharma also, inciting communal disharmony between the two religious groups which is extremely condemnable,” NCW Chairperson, Sharma said. “Considering the gravity of the matter, you are required to take immediate action against Akhilesh Yadav…,” she added.
She also termed the SP chief’s statement “unsolicited” as the matter is already being looked into by the judiciary.”Nupur Sharma is already facing threat to her life and the tweet of Akhilesh is a sheer instigation to the general public to assault Sharma. A fair investigation must be accomplished in a time bound manner,” Sharma said. She suggested that an action must be taken within three days.