Rekha Sharma, the chair of the National Commission for Women, wrote to D S Chauhan, the director general of police in Uttar Pradesh, on Monday to request that the police take action against Akhilesh Yadav, the leader of the Samajwadi Party, for his tweet last week about the former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and submit an action report within three days.
The SP supremo revealed the Supreme Court’s findings on Nupur Sharma in the tweet and added, “Not only the face but the body should also apologise and should be punished for upsetting the tranquilly of the country,” as well as other statements.
After making disparaging remarks against the Prophet during a TV debate, Nupur Sharma was expelled from the party as a result of the response.
According to the Commission, Yadav’s tweet on Nupur Sharma fosters “hate and ill-will toward Nupur Sharma, as well as promoting communal strife between the two religious groups, which is exceedingly condemnable.”
Rekha Sharma stated in her letter today that Yadav needs to be prosecuted for violating several parts of the Indian Penal Code, including Section 506 (penalty for criminal intimidation), Section 509 (word, gesture, or act intended to offend a woman’s modesty), and Section 504. (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace). Penalties of jail are applicable to all three provisions.
“Given the seriousness of the situation, you must take quick action against Akhilesh Yadav in accordance with the aforementioned IPC articles as well as other applicable legal regulations. Akhilesh Yadav’s statement is uninvited because the judiciary is already looking into the situation. Rekha Sharma commented, “Nupur Sharma already faces threats to her life, and Akhilesh’s tweet merely encourages the people to physically harm Ms. Sharma.
She has also prompted the DGP to provide the Commission with an action taken report within the next three days.