Furore Over Prophet Mohammad Remarks : Huge Protests In West Bengal, Delhi, Punjab, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Srinagar, Prayagraj

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Even as the Modi government insists all is well with the Gulf nations,  Massive protests erupted in Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Kolkata and cities in Uttar Pradesh on Friday over remarks by suspended Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad.

A large crowd of people gathered on the steps of the Jama Masjid in New Delhi after Friday prayers, carrying placards and shouting slogans against Sharma and Naveen Jindal, former head of the Delhi BJP’s media unit.

There was heavy security deployment to manage the situation and avoid any untoward incident.

According to senior police officials, the protest was held peacefully on the stairs near gate number one of the mosque, and it lasted for around 15 to 20 minutes. The protesters were dispersed from the area later.

“The protest was held near the gate number one of Jama Masjid. We demanded the arrested of Nupur Sharma for her remark on Prophet Mohammad. It was a peaceful protest, and people left the area after a while,” said Akram Qureshi, a resident of the area.

As per ANI report, Stones were hurled during clashes in Atala area of UP’s Prayagaraj over controversial remarks of suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma and expelled BJP leader Naveen Kumar Jindal.

In KolkatA huge crowd gathered at Park circus area to protest against controversial remarks by Nupur Sharma now suspended BJP psokesperson

A senior official at the Uttar Pradesh Police headquarters in Lucknow said sloganeering took place in Saharanpur, Moradabad, Rampur and Lucknow.

Protests also erupted at several places in Srinagar with the Hurriyat Conference alleging that anti-Muslim measures have become a hallmark of the government. Protests were held at Lal Chowk, Batamaloo, Tengpora and other places in Srinagar

After a protest call by Ludhiana Jama Masjid, protests were held across Punjab demanding the arrest of those who disrespected the Prophet Ludhiana’s Shahi Imam told ANI

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