New Delhi: The comments made by Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal, former BJP spokespersons about the Prophet, have created controversy.
In this context, Muslims across the country staged protests yesterday demanding their arrest. Those who left the Delhi Jumma Mosque after Friday prayers chanted slogans against Nupur Sharma and the Delhi police.
The fight, which took place peacefully, ended in half an hour. Police said action would be taken against the protesters without permission.
Protests were also held in Lucknow, Pragya Raj, Moradabad, Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, Jammu in Kashmir, Kolkata in West Bengal, Ludhiana in Punjab and Hyderabad in Telangana.
Clashes broke out between police and protesters in Moradabad and Pragyaraj. Vehicles were set on fire. Police fired tear gas.
Some students of Delhi Jamia Millia Islamia University staged a protest on the university campus.
In Ranchi, the state capital of Jharkhand, some people who came out after prayers, got involved in education. They were beaten by the police. They fired into the sky. Subsequently, 144 restraining orders were issued in some places.
Protests took place in several places in Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir. Curfew was imposed there.
The protests took place in Ahmedabad and Vadodara in Gujarat. The shops were closed. In Navi Mumbai, 3,000 people staged a protest rally. The rally was held in Thane, Aurangabad, Solapur and Pune.
A complaint has been filed against Nupur Sharma in the Muzaffarpur court in Bihar state. An effigy of Nupur Sharma was hanged on a power line in Belgaum, Karnataka.