Nupur Sharma's offensive comments, made during a TV debate last month, erupted huge protests in country and so many Arab countries summoned Indian diplomats to issue severe reprimands.
The Apex Court today blamed dismissed BJP leader Nupur Sharma for igniting fear with her comments on Prophet Muhammad and said she must "apologise to the entire nation".
Judges noted that "The way she has ignited emotions across the country. This lady is single-handedly responsible for what is happening in the country,".
Nupur Sharma's hatred comments, happened in the time of a TV debate last month, emerged huge violence in India and various Arab nations summoned Indian diplomats to issue severe reprimands.
On Tuesday, a tailor in Udaipur, Kanhaiya Lal, who had welcomed Nupur Sharma in a post of social media, was killed on camera by two persons who mentioned they were "avenging an insult to Islam".
Justice Suryakant said "We saw the debate on how she was incited. But the way she said all this and later says she was a lawyer it is shameful. She should apologise to the whole country"
Nupur Sharma had asked the top court to shift to Delhi the multiple FIRs filed against her entire nation, citing threats. Inquired on the use of a "deceptive name" in her petition, her advocates said she had not used her name because of the warnings. "She faces threats or she has become a security threat," the judges snapped.
The court Nupur Sharma's argument on "equal treatment" and "no discrimination".
"But when you file FIRs against others, they are immediately arrested but when it's against you nobody has dared to touch you," the judges said.
Her comments showed her "obstinate and arrogant character", said the Pinnacle Court.
"What if she is the spokesperson of a party? She thinks she has back up of power and can make any statement without respect to the law of the land?"
Her advocate told she had only responded to a question by the anchor during a TV debate. When the advocate referred to the citizens right to speak, the judges replied caustically: "In a democracy, everyone has the right to speak. In a democracy, grass has right to grow and the donkey has the right to eat."
Nupur Sharma's argument citing a earlier order regarding protecting journalistic freedom did not wash.
"She cannot be put on the pedestal of a journalist. When she goes and lambasts on a TV debate and makes irresponsible statements without thinking of the ramifications and consequences that it will have on the fabric of society," the Supreme Court said.
Nupur Sharma withdrew her petition.