Supreme Court Agrees To Hear PIL Against Alleged Hate Speech At Dharam Sansad In Haridwar
The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a PIL seeking action against those who made alleged hate speeches during the recent Dharam Sansad held at Haridwar in Uttarakhand.
A Bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana took note of the submissions of Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal that no action has been taken against those who made the hate speeches despite the registration of FIR.
I have moved this PIL in respect of what happened in Dharam Sansad in Haridwar on December 17, and 19th. We are living in difficult times where slogan in the country has changed from Satyamev Jayate, Sibal said.
Alright, we will take up the matter, the Chief Justice said.
The Uttarakhand Police had registered an FIR on December 22 on the complaint of one Gulbahar Khan under Section 153A of the IPC against former Shia Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi, who had converted to Hinduism and changed his name to Jitendra Narayan Tyagi. The Police have subsequently added the names of others including that of Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati to the FIR.
With PTI inputs