Ending hate speeches: Lawyers seek judicial intervention

Ending hate speeches: Lawyers seek judicial intervention
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One-liner: Seventy-six lawyers have written to Chief Justice N V Ramana, requesting him to take suo motu cognisance of hate speeches allegedly made at separate events organised in Delhi and Haridwar.

Open call: The letter alleged that the speeches delivered during the events were not mere hate speeches but amounted to an open call for the murder of an entire community.

Grave threat: The said speeches thus pose a grave threat not just to the unity and integrity of our country but also endanger the lives of millions of Muslim citizens. It calls for urgent judicial intervention, the letter said.

FIR registered: An FIR was lodged in Uttarakhand's Haridwar district against Jitendra Narayan Tyagi and others in connection with alleged hate speeches delivered at a Dharma Sansad to incite violence against the minorities

  • The FIR was registered under IPC section 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language), and the matter is under investigation, the police said

Need to know: At the event, several speakers allegedly made inflammatory and provocative speeches calling for the killing of people from the minority communities and for taking up arms.

Source: PTI

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