Nupur Sharma controversy: Internet shutdown in Howrah, West Bengal till June 13

Nupur Sharma Comment Line: Internet services suspended in West Bengal’s Howrah district with immediate effect till June 13 (Monday) following violent protests in parts of West Bengal over controversial religious remarks by now-suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma against Prophet Muhammad has gone. According to PTI, internet services will remain suspended till 6 am on Monday, an order issued by the Department of Home and Hill Affairs said. However, voice call and SMS services will remain active as per the order.

Internet services have been suspended to prevent the spread of any rumor of illegal activities, the order said.

The move comes after a request was received from the Additional Director General and Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) in view of the recent incidents in some areas.

Howrah, where the West Bengal Secretariat Nabanna is located, witnessed violent protests since Thursday over comments made by now-suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal.

BJP office vandalized in Howrah

As protests erupted across India over controversial religious remarks against Prophet Muhammad by former BJP leader Nupur Sharma, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in Uluberia, West Bengal, was torched and vandalized on Friday. Uluberia falls in the Howrah district of the state where violence erupted at different places over Nupur Sharma’s remarks.

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Nupur Sharma Comment

Former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma made controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad during a televised news debate, which led to violence in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh and later sparked a major worldwide controversy, with several Islamic countries calling India their Called for comment.

(with PTI inputs)

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