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India’s top court investigating hate speech to Islam

Three Supreme Court judges said they would begin investigating alleged hate speech in a congregation of Hindu religious leaders.

Muslims make up about 14 percent of India’s 1.4 billion people. (Reuters Archive)

The Supreme Court of India said it would petition for prosecution of several Hindu religious leaders for giving a very provocative speech to Muslims at a private meeting last month.

Three Supreme Court judges have notified the Uttarakhand state government on Wednesday that they will investigate the case next week.

The petition submitted by the retired Judge Anjana Prakash stated that the speech given in the congregation of Hindu leaders “not only poses a serious threat to our unity and integrity, but also millions of Muslims. Endangers the lives of its citizens. ” Bench, an online portal for Indian legal news.

According to police complaints, religious leaders called on Hindus to arm themselves for a “genocide” against Islam during a meeting held in December in the holy town of Haridwar in northern Uttarakhand.

Police said they were interrogating the suspect, but no arrests were made.

Muslims make up about 14 percent of India’s 1.4 billion people.

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Promote hatred

Uttarakhand is governed by the Bharatiya Janata Party, the nationalist of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who came to power in 2014 and the landslide was reelected in 2019, resulting in a surge in attacks on Muslims and other minorities. ..

Last month, Indian police arrested a Hindu religious leader for giving a derogatory speech to Indian independent leader Mahatma Gandhi and praising his assassin.

Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead by Hindu militants during a prayer meeting in the Indian capital in 1948.

Kalicharan Maharaj was arrested in central Madhya Pradesh for fostering hatred among religious groups in his speech.

According to media reports, Mahatma Gandhi said, “Gandhi destroyed the country … in honor of Nathuram Godse who killed him.”

If convicted, he can be imprisoned for up to five years.

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