The Tamil Nadu police have arrested a 24-year-old man for backing the then BJP leader Nupur Sharma's remark about Prophet Mohammad. The arrested man has been identified as Karthi, a resident of Coimbatore and he has been attached to Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the youth wing of the RSS, which is the root of the BJP.
Karthi was arrested on Tuesday - June 14. Nupur Sharma has recently sparked nationwide outcry through what has been alleged as blasphemy. While speaking in a TV debate about the Gyanvapi mosque case, Nupur Sharma has made a derogatory remark about Prophet Mohammad which had triggered protests.
While she was later suspended from her post as BJP's national spokesperson, Sharma's remark has also damaged India's diplomacy with the Gulf countries as several of them had summoned Indian diplomats and condemned such anti-Muslim culture. Besides Nupur Sharma, another BJP functionary Naveen Kumar Jindal was expelled from the party for his tweets against Prophet Mohammad.
Following Sharma's comments, several FIRs were registered against her in Maharashtra and other states. In the midst of the mounting pressure against the Modi regime after a diplomatic crisis, Tamil Nadu has witnessed an arrest of the ABVP man for supporting Nupur Sharma and her remarks. According to reports, the Coimbatore rural cyber crime police has on Tuesday arrested Karthi for posting a now-deleted social media message in support of Nupur Sharma.
Karthi was arrested from the Sennanur area and his post read Nupur Sharma didn't say anything wrong. The police said that Karthi's tweet could spark enmity between communities due to which he was arrested. A case has been booked against him under section 153A - promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of the religion of the Indian Penal Code and under section 67 of the Information Technology Act.