On Tuesday, the Supreme Court asked the government of Uttarakhand to ensure that no hate speech would be delivered at “Dharam Sansad” on Wednesday, in the Roorkee city of the state, as reported by Live Law.
The judges said, “If the hate speech is not stopped, the [Uttarakhand] Chief Secretary will be held responsible.” We will summon the Chief Secretary to the court. ” And also asked the state’s top bureaucrat to ensure that no statements were made at “Dharam Sansad”. The speech added, “Follow the Supreme Court’s guideline regarding hate speech. Take all steps necessary to stop hate speech.”
The Uttarakhand government was rebuked by a bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Abhay Sreeniwas Oka, and CT Ravikumar for saying to the court that it could not avoid such events or predict the types of remarks that would be made there.
Justice Khanwilkar told Deputy Advocate General of Uttarakhand, “But if the same accused person, then you have to prevent.”
Adding that the state government has to ensure that this kind of incident doesn’t happen occasionally.
The court said that the government should file an affidavit by May 7 and let us know what steps were taken to prevent such incidents, adding that the case would be heard again on May 9.
All about the situation at Dharam Sansad
A three-day event was held in Haridwar, Uttarakhand last December. In the event, the bizarre speech was given against Muslims, calling for genocide before the police registered the case and accordingly made the arrest.
Religious Conclave – Himachal Pradesh
At the start of the month, there was a “Religious Conclave” organized at Una, Himachal Pradesh, during which Priest Yati Narsinghanad, violating his bail, spoke at the event. Inviting Hindus to engage in violence against Muslims.
On February 7, 2022, Narshinghanand got bail and had been given a notice by the Himachal Pradesh Police Department, ordering him not to use provocative language against any faith or caste at the religious gathering. The station house officer of the Amb police station in Una district had warned him that if his instructions were not followed, he would face legal action.
Published By: Aman Gupta
Edited By: Vanshika Sahu