The top court has issued a notice to the state of West Bengal after it delayed the release of BJP's Youth Leader Priyanka Sharma. Sharma was arrested on May 10 for sharing a meme of Bengal's Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee. The meme contained a picture of Mamta's faced patched upon the face of Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra from a photo of hers from Met Gala 2019. Priyanka's costume from the event had been into controversies ever since the event.

Priyanka Sharma was released on May 14, 24 hours after the SC issued the notice after which the SC issued the delay notice to the state. Priyanka in her statement said that she had been forced to sign an apology over sharing a meme. She also said that "there is anarchy all across Bengal and I am being jailed for sharing a meme."

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