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SC asking for plea on Wednesday

New Delhi: On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear a petition seeking direction to ensure investigation and action against those allegedly giving hate speech at two recent events in Haridwar and the capital.

Plea will be heard in front of a bench consisting of Judge NV Ramana, Judge Slyakant and Judge Himacoli.

A petition filed by journalist Qurban Ali and former Patna High Court judge and senior lawyer Anjana Prakash seeks the direction of SIT’s “independent, credible and equitable investigation” of hate speech cases against the Muslim community. I am.

On Monday, CJI-led Bench noted the submission of senior lawyer Kapil Sibal that no action was taken against those who gave hate speech, despite the registration of the FIR by Uttarakhand police.

“I moved this PIL regarding what happened in Durham Sansad, Haridwar on December 17th and 19th (last year). We have a national slogan from” Satya Mev Jayate “to” Shastra Mev Jayate “. I live in a difficult time that has changed to, “said Shival.

The FIR was filed, but no arrests were made, the senior lawyer said, adding that no action would be possible without the intervention of the court.

Bench said it would address the issue of hearing.

This plea, with particular reference to “hate speeches” “held in Haridwar and Delhi from 17th to 19th December 2021”, also requires compliance with the Supreme Court’s guidelines for dealing with such speeches. increase.

One event was organized by Yati Narsinghanand in Haridwar, and the other was organized in Delhi by “Hindu Yuva Vahini”, allegedly “calling for the slaughter of members” of the community, it said.

Uttarakhand Police submitted a FIR on December 23 to some people, including Sant Dharamdas Maharaj, also known as Pooja Shakun Pandey, Yati Narsinghanand, and Sagar Sindhu Maharaj, under various provisions of Indian criminal law. ..

A similar complaint was filed with the Delhi police for a second event in the capital.

The plea stated that no effective measures had been taken by police in Uttarakhand and Delhi.

To date, police in Delhi have not submitted an FIR, even though the event held here called for ethnic cleansing.

In addition to this petition, another action was filed with the Supreme Court by Jamiat Ulama y Hind to ban anti-Islamic speeches and programs such as “Dharma Sansad.”

The petition called for strict legal action against those allegedly threatening to slaughter Islam, stating that it was a matter of constitution, law, unity and national integrity, as well as religion.

“Recently, hate speech and remarks to Islam have suddenly intensified in the country,” the petition said.

https://www.siasat.com/haridwar-hate-speeches-sc-to-hear-plea-on-wednesday-2256960/ SC asking for plea on Wednesday

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