Plea to CJI seeks withdrawal of adverse remarks by judge against Nupur Sharma  

On Monday, a letter petition was submitted to Chief Justice N V Ramana asking him to overturn the negative comments that a Supreme Court panel had made about suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma while rejecting her request to combine the FIRs that had been filed against her at various locations over allegedly offensive remarks about the Prophet.

In a letter to the Chief Justice of India, Ajay Gautam stated: “It has not been proved in any court of law that the statement made by Nupur Sharma is incorrect. Telling the truth which is documented and acknowledged by clerics and society is not an offence”.

The argument presented in the plea was that the Justices Surya Kant and J. B. Pardiwala’s views, which had a direct impact on the case’s merit and would deny Sharma a “fair trial and natural justice,” should be withdrawn.

Additionally, it asked for permission to label the observations as “uncalled for.”

The supreme court on Friday criticised Nupur Sharma as it said: “She is single-handedly responsible for what is happening in the country”. The court even blamed her of what has happened in Udaipur where two Islamists killed a tailor.