Hate speech: Supreme Court raises questions on Uttarakhand government, seeks answer from central government

The court has given the government two weeks to file its reply. The Supreme Court will next hear the matter on November 23.

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hate speech in this matter Supreme Court has Central government Whether he wants to implement the recommendations of the Law Commission to check hate speech. The court has given the government two weeks to file its reply. The Supreme Court will next hear the matter on November 23. In fact, a few days ago, the Election Commission of India had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court regarding hate speech. The Election Commission had said that there is no clear law regarding hate speech. The commission said that the existing law is not proper. The Supreme Court was hearing a petition by BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay.

The Election Commission, while expressing its inability before the Supreme Court, said that if a party or its members indulge in hate speech, then there is no legal right to withdraw the recognition of a political party or disqualify its members.

Questions raised on Uttarakhand government

At the same time, the Supreme Court also raised questions on the Uttarakhand government. The court asked the state government that when the Parliament of Religions was going to be held, what action did you take? did you stop it? To this the Uttarakhand government replied that we imposed section 144. In this, 4 people have also been arrested and the action of the state government is still going on.

In fact, Jitendra Narayan Tyagi alias Waseem Rizvi is accused of giving hate speech in the three-day Parliament of Religions held in Haridwar in December last year (December 17-19). After the speech went viral, the Uttarakhand Police arrested former Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chairman Wasim Rizvi alias Jitendra Tyagi on January 13. This was the first arrest in the hate speech case in December last year. After this, on September 12, the Supreme Court had granted regular bail to Jitendra Tyagi. Months ago, he had left the Muslim religion and converted to Hinduism.

At the same time, Justice Joseph said, I do not think that any religion propagates violence. One of the punishments should be that he becomes a model. We should try to do what we can within the limits like the Visakha guideline. The real problem is institutions, don’t see what religion is. The government has to answer it.


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