Tamil Nadu Muslims demand anti-Islamophobia Act, arrest of Nupur Sharma

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Maltreated and abused by the rise of virulent Hindu Nationalism, around 1500 protesters gathered in the small town of Nagore in Tamil Nadu demanding the arrest of Nupur Sharma, and enforcement of an ‘Anti – Islamophobia Act’.

“Your Bulldozers cannot shatter our Iman,” all the 1500 voices echoed as the demonstration began.

Muslim men and women had gathered near the Nagore bus stand in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu to protest against Nupur Sharma, who passed derogatory remarks against the prophet Mu-hammad (peace be upon him) on Times Now, an Indian national television channel and stirred an anti-Muslim tension in the country. A public dem-onstration was organized earlier in the evening as well by Nagore Anaithu Jamaath Kootamaippul – Nagore Jamaath Federation, near the town’s bus stand.

The controversy gained the attention of global Islamic nations and to avoid international strife, India’s ruling party as an eyewash had merely sus-pended the BJP functionary. Condemning the wilful remarks of Nupur Sharma, protesters emerged across the states of Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Maharashtra demanding the arrest of Nupur Sharma.—INP