21 Oct 2022

Hate Speech: What Supreme Court Said

New Delhi: The Supreme Court made a strong comment on Friday regarding hate speech. Justice KM Joseph said – This is the 21st century. Where have we come in the name of religion? We should be a secular and tolerant society, but today there is an atmosphere of hatred. The social fabric is being torn apart.

Notice to Delhi, UP and Uttarakhand Police: The court, while issuing notices to Delhi, UP and Uttarakhand police, asked what action was taken against those involved in hate speech. Immediately take strict action against those responsible for making such statements, otherwise be prepared for contempt. A bench of Justices KM Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy said in its order that it is the responsibility of the court to intervene in such matters.

Stop the practice of intimidation of Muslims: Shaheen Abdullah has filed a petition in the Supreme Court. He has demanded from the court to direct the central government to conduct a fair, credible and independent investigation into the hate speech incidents across the country. The practice of intimidation and intimidation of Muslims in India should be stopped immediately. The petitioner had sought an immediate hearing from the court. However, the court also asked whether Muslims are not making such statements?

The court or administration never take action: During the hearing, Kapil Sibal on behalf of the petitioner said, "We should not come to this court, but we have lodged many complaints. The lower courts or administration never takes action. People giving hate speech are taking part in such programs every day.

Sibal cited statements of BJP leaders: Sibal referred to the statements of BJP leaders before the bench. He said that MP Parvesh Verma spoke of economic boycott of Muslims. In the same program, another leader spoke about slitting their throat.

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