Former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma gets gun licence

The Delhi Police has granted a gun licence to former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, who was suspended last year from the party for her derogatory remark against Prophet Mohammad

Sharma had applied for the licence which has been granted after assessing threats and following due procedure, it said.

She has been allowed to carry a gun for her safety, police said. Sharma’s remark on the Prophet during a TV debate had triggered protests across the country and drew sharp reactions from various quarters.

Several FIRs were lodged across the country against Sharma in connection with her remark. BJP had suspended her and expelled its Delhi unit media head Naveen Kumar Jindal as the row over their alleged derogatory remarks against the Prophet escalated amid protests from some Muslim countries.

In June last year, the Delhi Police provided security to Sharma and her family after an FIR was registered on a complaint that alleged that she was getting death threats over her controversial remarks, reads the report.