Tell us to be embarrassed again and again, despite our orders, action is not being taken on Hate speech: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Thursday said that despite its orders, no action was taken on the speeches that spread hatred. It said that if the apex court was asked to give further instructions to stop such statements, then it would have to be ’embarrassed’ again and again.
A bench of Justice KM Joseph, Justice Anirudh Bose and Justice Hrishikesh Roy made strict comments when the Hindu Jan Aakrosh Morcha in Mumbai mentioned an immediate hearing on a petition demanding a ban on the program going on February 5. Went.
The bench agreed to hear the petition on Friday, which will be subject to instructions and approval on the administrative side by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud. He said, ‘You take an order and ask us to be embarrassed again and again. We have passed a lot of orders, yet no action is being taken. The Supreme Court should not be asked to pass the order on the basis of the incident. ‘
This comment came after a lawyer said that there is a need for immediate hearing against the Mumbai rally. He said that a similar rally was organized a few days ago in which 10,000 people participated and it was allegedly called to boycott the Muslim community economically and socially.
On repeated requests of the lawyer, the court asked him to give a copy of the application to the advocate of the Maharashtra government. The bench said, ‘Give a copy to the state, we will list it tomorrow under the order of the Chief Justice. Only this matter, not all. ‘
The apex court on October 21 last year directed the governments of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand to take strict action on hatred speeches, immediately register criminal cases without waiting for a complaint against the culprits.
It also warned that any delay from the administration would invite the contempt of the court to take action on this ‘extremely serious issue’.