Who Is Nupur Sharma? Politician Suspended By BJP Over Controversial Remarks

#ArrestNupurSharma is trending after the Alt News co-founder posted a highly edited video, which portrays her in a bad light.

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Who is Nupur Sharma? The Bharatiya Janata Party leader is in news recently as she claimed to have received death and rape threats over a controversial video that surfaced on the internet. The video shows her making controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad, which has angered many.

Acting on the controversial remark and the criticism received for it on natinal and international level, BJP suspended Nupur Sharma on June 5. Saudi Arabia had condemned the politician's statement against Prophet Mohammad and had asked the ruling party to take strict action against Sharma. Riyadh, Qatar and Kuwait also summoned the Indian envoy to explain on the matter as they say Sharma's statements as "islamophobic".

India government said that the comment came from "fringe elements" and they did not reflect the government's opinion. The government also highlighted that the ruling BJP has taken action against the leaders -- one of whom was the party's national spokesperson and the other its media chief.

#ArrestNupurSharma is trending after the Alt News co-founder posted a highly edited video, which portrays her in a bad light. The video shows Nupur Sharma making negative remarks on Prophet Mohammed and that has encouraged many.

Talking about the video Nupur Sharma has alleged- “There is a so-called fact-checker who has started to vitiate the atmosphere by putting out a heavily edited and selected video from one of my debates last night. Ever since I’ve been receiving death and rape threats, including beheading threats against me and family members.”

Who Is Nupur Sharma?

  1. Nupur Sharma is a 35-Year-old BJP Spokesperson, who hails from Delhi, India
  2. She was born on 23 April 1985, to Vinay and Rupali Sharma.
  3. She did her schooling at Hindu College of Delhi University and LLM in the London School of Economics.
  4. She is a practicing Supreme Court Lawyer and  Politician affiliated with BJP.
  5. She is known to take up cases related to women's issues and fight for women's empowerment.
  6. She has served as the youth ambassador of Teach for India (affiliated with Teach for America).
  7. Being active in politics since her days at the Delhi University, She was elected the President of the Delhi University Student’s Union (DUSU)
  8. In the Bharatiya Janata Party, Nupur has played a pivotal part, inducted with various posts including- Member Of BJP's Youth Wings' National Executive Committee, Yuva Morcha (BJYM), National Media Co-In Charge of BJYM, Member of State Executive Committee, etc.
  9. She has been an active BJP spokesperson since 2015, contesting against AAP Chief, Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Walia a Congress Leader in the election.
  10. She was the Guest editor at 'The Times Of India' for the national daily special edition in 2009, and has been named 'One of the 10 Most Inspirational Women in the Country' by Hindustan Times, in the same year.
  11. She is now trending on social media for her anti-Muslim comments and insulting Prophet Muhammad, which she claims are heavily edited to target her by an Alt News co-founder. 
  12. She has taken to twitter, Stating- 'I am getting continuous death and beheading threats against my family and myself which are egged on by @zoo_bear because of his attempts to incite communal passions and vitiate the atmosphere. She urged the Delhi police to take action against those who are creating a fake narrative to target her.

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