- The matter is related to the Dharma Sansad of Haridwar
- Many speakers gave inflammatory speeches
- Objectionable speech given against a particular community
The country’s largest court heard on Wednesday a petition challenging the hate speech given during the Parliament of Religions held in Haridwar. The petitioner’s lawyers presented their arguments against hate speech and religion parliament. On which the Supreme Court has issued a notice asking the parties concerned to file a reply within 10 days.
In the Supreme Court, petitioner Kurban Ali and Justice Anjana Prakash’s lawyer Kapil Sibal handed over the written part of the controversial speech given during the Dharma Sansad to the court and said that their language is such, which they cannot read in the court. He said that in the coming times, some more religious parliaments are going to be held, which can spoil the election environment.
On this, the Supreme Court said that the governments there are also watching.
Kapil Sibal, citing the previous decisions of the Supreme Court, told the court that the directions of the court regarding the nodal officer are not being followed.
A three-judge bench headed by the CJI said that we have come to know that the hearing of a similar case is pending before any other bench.
The petitioner’s lawyer Kapil Sibal 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 Supreme Court that a bench of Justice Chandrachud was hearing a petition challenging a similar program of Sudarshan TV.
Advocate Shadan Farasat said that although there are many cases of hate speech, but this is the first case of such hate speech spreading through the Parliament.
The Supreme Court said that if you want to tag all such cases here, then it is not possible. We have issued notices to the central and state governments. Have sought reply in ten days.
On the period of seeking reply to the notice, 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.
On which the bench said that the petitioner should place his objections regarding that religion parliament in front of the local bodies and administration there. Inform them about this.
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