Dharam Sansad: SC seeks response from Centre, Delhi and U’khand on hate speech | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought responses from the Centre, the Delhi Police Commissioner and the Uttarakhand Director General of Police on a PIL demanding stringent action against those who delivered hate speech, allegedly calling for armed action against the minority community at congregations in Haridwar and Delhi last month.
Petitioner Qurban Ali’s counsel Kapil Sibal said the inaction of police against those who gave speeches to incite hate crimes against Muslims would encourage the participants in scheduled meetings of Dharam Sansad during the electioneering period in Uttar Pradesh to indulge in similar speeches and requested a bench of Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli to direct the police authorities concerned to take preventive measures.
The CJI-led bench in its order said, “Sibal submitted that some more events are being…

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