Recently, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was vocal about the arrest of Nupur Sharma in a public program. He had said, “Why shouldn’t the person whose comments created tension be arrested. Nupur’s controversial remarks are being criticized by many after the Supreme Court took a strong stand. Our stand on the issues has been very clear from the beginning and we have adopted a zero tolerance policy towards those trying to divide people. Earlier too, attempts were made to create communal tension in the area through fake videos.”
A resolution condemning Nupur Sharma’s controversial remarks has already been passed in the West Bengal Assembly.