Haridwar Hate speech case in Supreme court, Yes for hearing

Ground Report | New Delhi: Haridwar Hate speech case in Supreme; The petition seeking an independent inquiry into the speeches of the Parliament of Religions of Haridwar will be heard in the Supreme Court. The court has agreed to hear this petition. 

A bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana took note of the submission of senior advocate Kapil Sibal that no action has been taken against those making inflammatory speeches despite the registration of an FIR.

“We will take up the matter,” Chief Justice of India NV Ramana told senior advocate Kapil Sibal.

Kapil Sibal said in his appeal that the slogan of the country seems to have changed from ‘Satyamev Jayate’ to ‘Shastramev Jayate’. He further said, “I have filed this PIL in relation to the incident at the Dharma Sansad in Haridwar on 17th and 19th December. We are living in difficult times.”

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At the religious gathering held on December 17-19, several religious leaders made controversial and inflammatory speeches against minority communities, including calling for the genocide of Muslims.

The conclave was organized by Yeti Narasimhananda, a religious leader who has been accused of inciting violence in the past with his provocative speeches. (Haridwar Hate speech case in Supreme)

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Videos of controversial speeches of saints and saints regarding Hindutva in the Parliament of Religions held in Haridwar from December 17 to 19 had gone viral on social media. In these videos, saints and saints were seen giving controversial speeches in the name of protecting religion, including raising arms to protect religion, not allowing Muslims to become prime ministers, not allowing the Muslim population to grow. 

There was no action from the police administration till several hours after the video related to this event went viral, due to which questions were being raised on the district administration. However, later the Uttarakhand Police had registered a case against many people.

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