The Kashmir-based YouTuber Faisal Wani has been arrested for his video depicting the beheading of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma. Wani, who had apologised for his video, was arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturda. He runs a fitness channel called Deep Pain Fitness on YouTube.
"It 9the video0 went viral in no time. Yes, I made the video but I did not have any ill intentions. I deleted the video and I apologise if it hurt anyone," the YouTuber had said earlier in the day.
In a video posted on his channel earlier this week, the YouTuber was seen bare-bodied and wielding a sword, which he used to behead a photo of Nupur Sharma, over her Prophet remarks. The graphic video has now been deleted from Wani's channel.
Nupur Sharma had commented on Prophet Muhammad during a TV debate, sparking a massive outrage globally. As the clip from the debate went viral, at least 14 nations, including Qatar, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, slammed India over the comments.
The BJP has since suspended Nupur from the party and removed her as spokesperson. The party had also expelled Naveen Kumar Jindal,. Spokesperson for the Delhi unit of the party for his remarks on television.