Nupur Sharma Prophet remarks: No coercive action against anchor Navika Kumar, orders Indian SC

New Delhi, August 08 (KMS): The Supreme Court on Monday said no coercive action can be taken against Times Now news anchor Navika Kumar in a case related to the remarks made by suspended Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Nupur Sharma about Prophet Muhammad, reported Bar and Bench.

Sharma made the comments on May 26 during a Times Now debate, which was moderated by Kumar. The comments had led to a spate of violence and unrest across several parts of the country in June.

The news channel distanced itself from Sharma’s comments on May 27.

First information reports have been filed against Kumar in Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir for outraging religious feelings.

At Monday’s hearing, a bench of Justices Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli issued notices to states, preventing action.

Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Kumar, told the court that the news anchor did not make any disparaging comments.

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