Updated on: Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 11:24 PM IST

FPL Legal: SC issues notice to Centre, others on plea on alleged hate speeches made in Haridwar, Delhi


New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to the Centre and the Uttarakhand government for response within 10 days on the anti-Muslim hate speeches made in Haridwar and Delhi last month.

The notices were issued by a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India N V Ramana on a petition filed by a Delhi-based journalist Qurban Ali and former Patna High Court judge Anjana Prakash, who practices in the Supreme Court as a senior advocate.

The petition has sought a direction for action against those who allegedly delivered hate speeches in the two events. It has further sought an "independent, credible and impartial investigation" by an SIT into the incidents.

The bench, also comprising Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli, asked the petitioners to give representation to the local authority against holding of future ‘Dharam Sansad' and posted the matter for hearing after 10 days.

The plea, which specifically referred to the alleged hate speeches delivered between the "17th and 19th of December 2021 at Haridwar and Delhi", has also sought compliance of apex court's guidelines to deal with such speeches.

One event was organised at Haridwar in Uttarakhand by Yati Narsinghanand and the other in Delhi by 'Hindu Yuva Vahini' allegedly "calling for genocide of members" of a community, the petition said.

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Published on: Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 11:24 PM IST