On Friday, BJP spokeswoman Nupur Sharma claimed to have received death and rape threats after a fact-checker tweeted a video of her controversial remarks about the Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam. Sharma claimed Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of fact-checking website Alt News, posted a “heavily edited video” of one of his debates, saying Zubair would be “fully and solely ‘responsible’ if anything happened. something unfortunate happens to me or happens to me”. any of my family members.
“There is a so-called fact-checker who has begun to taint the atmosphere by releasing a heavily edited and selected video from one of my debates last night. Since receiving death and rape threats, including beheading threats against me and my family members,” ANI quoted Sharma as saying.
On Friday, Zubair tweeted an 86-second clip from a televised debate on the Gyanvapi Mosque affair in which Sharma can be heard making a controversial remark about the Prophet Muhammad’s marriage.
After Sharma tagged Delhi police accusing Zubair of inciting ‘communal passions’, Alt News’ fact checker says he was sure police would register an FIR against the BJP spokesperson if he did. they saw the full video.
“Thank you for tagging @CPDelhi @DelhiPolice, if they see the full video I’m sure there will be a FIR motorbike penny registered against you for inciting communal violence by sitting on a current affairs debate and delivering hate speech targeting a religion,” he wrote.
Sharma then posted screenshots of some of the tweets and said she continually received death and beheading threats against her and her family due to Zubair’s “attempts to incite communal passions and vitiate the atmosphere by constructing a false narrative”.
Delhi Police responded from their official Twitter account saying, “The matter has been forwarded to the relevant officials for necessary action. You will be contacted shortly.”
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