January 17, 2022

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Supreme Court agrees to hear PIL on alleged hate speeches made at ‘Dharam Sansad’ at Haridwar

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Supreme Court agrees to hear PIL on alleged hate speeches made at ‘Dharam Sansad’ at Haridwar
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Supreme Court agrees to hear PIL on alleged hate speeches made at ‘Dharam Sansad’ at Haridwar
Supreme Court agrees to hear PIL on alleged hate speeches made at ‘Dharam Sansad’ at Haridwar

NEW DELHI: Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up a PIL seeking an independent inquiry into the Haridwar ‘Dharm Sansad’ speeches allegedly inciting violence against minority communities.
A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana took note of the submissions of senior advocate Kapil Sibal that no action has been taken against those who made the hate speeches despite registration of FIR.
Appearing for a PIL petitioner, senior advocate Kapil Sibal said the slogan of the country seems to be changing from ‘Satyameva Jayate’ to ‘Shasatrameva jayate’. “We are living in very dangerous times,” he said.
When CJI N V Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli told Sibal that there appears that some action is taken, Sibal said, “Only two FIRs have been lodged but no arrests have been made.”
CJI-led bench said it would take up the matter for hearing.
“Alright, we will take up the matter,” the CJI said.

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