June 27, 2022


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Uttarakhand Hate Speech: Supreme Court docket seeks report from Uttarakhand on hate speech

The Supreme Court docket has sought a standing report from the Uttarakhand authorities on the alleged hate speeches delivered at a dharam sansad held within the state. The path got here amid a second non secular meet deliberate on Sunday.

A bench of Justice AM Khanwilkar permitted the petitioner to flag the native authorities concerning the proposed occasion in order that the administration was conscious of it. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal raised the problem of Sunday’s dharam sansad by a contemporary utility filed in a pending PIL.

“There’s one other proposed occasion on Sunday. I do not know what to inform the court docket,” he mentioned, referring to stories about hate speeches in opposition to Muslims. Justice Khanwilkar ordered the state authorities to file a standing report earlier than the following listening to to permit the court docket to look at the problem.

The petition filed by Sumita Hazarika for petitioner Qurban Ali drew the court docket’s consideration to the alleged hate speeches on the Haridwar occasion and sought preventive motion on the traces ordered by the highest court docket in one other case filed by Tehseen Poonawalla.

The PIL filed in opposition to the hate speeches claimed that these weren’t solely being delivered with impunity, however the police was complicit. The highest court docket had within the Poonawala case issued particular tips requiring state governments to proactively sort out instances of cow vigilantism.

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