- Hearing on the Parliament of Religions was held in the Supreme Court
- Supreme Court sent notice to the central and state government
- Seek reply in 10 days, then next hearing will be held
Hearing on a petition challenging the hate speeches during the Dharmasansad in Haridwar was held in the Supreme Court on Wednesday. During the hearing, Kapil Sibal handed over the written part of the speech to the court and said that his language is such which he cannot read. Not only this, Sibal said that there are going to be some more religious parliaments in the coming times, which can spoil the election environment. At present, the court has not banned the religious parliaments to be held in the coming times. A notice has definitely been issued by the court to the government of Uttarakhand on this. The Supreme Court is hearing the Chief Justice’s sale issue, Uttarakhand and the Central Government have been asked to respond within 10 days.
Kapil Sibal, appearing for the petitioners, had said that in the coming times, there will be many religious parliaments in different districts of UP. Here Una, Dasna and Aligarh were mentioned. Said that this could heat up the election environment, Sibal had demanded a ban on them. At present, such religious parliaments have not been banned. At the same time, the court has asked the petitioner to take up the issue related to the Parliament of Religions to be held in Aligarh on January 23 with the local administration.
During the hearing, Kapil Sibal handed over the written part of the speech to the court. He said that the language is such that he cannot read. The court said that no action can be taken on this issue before issuing notices to the state government and the Center and knowing their stand.
what happened in the hearing
The court has issued notice to all the parties and sought answers. The court said that the governments are also watching there. Sibal quoted the previous decisions of the Supreme Court and said that they also have to reinstate the nodal officer to take action on such incidents. But these directions of the court are not being followed.
After deliberating among themselves, a three-judge bench headed by CJI said that we have come to know that the hearing of a similar case is pending before some other bench. Kapil Sibal, counsel for petitioner Kurban Ali and Justice Anjana Prakash, said that we have not made any such application anywhere else. We were told that the bench of Justice Khanwilkar had asked to bring this matter before you.
Advocate Kaleeswaram told the court that the bench of Justice Chandrachud is definitely hearing a petition challenging a similar program of Sudarshan TV. Lawyer Shadan Farasat said that although there are many cases of hate speech, this is the first case of such hate speech in the Parliament.
The court said that if you want to tag all the cases here, then it is not possible. The court said that we have issued notices and have sought answers in ten days. On this, Kapil Sibal said that on January 23, there is a Parliament of Religions in Aligarh as well. In such a situation, the next hearing on this is necessary on Monday. The court said that the petitioner should inform the local bodies and administration there on their objections about that religion parliament.
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