We are repeatedly told to be ashamed, no action is being taken on hate speech despite our orders: Supreme Court
A bench of Justices KM Joseph, Justice Aniruddha Bose and Justice Hrishikesh Roy made the strong observations while mentioning the urgent hearing of the petition sought to stay the program to be held on February 5 by the Hindu Jan Aakrosh Morcha in Mumbai. Went.
The bench agreed to hear the plea on Friday, subject to directions and approval on the administrative side by Chief Justice Justice DY Chandrachud. It said, ‘You ask us to be embarrassed again and again by taking an order. We have passed many orders yet no one is taking action. The Supreme Court should not be asked to pass orders on an incident to incident basis.
The remarks came after a lawyer submitted that there was an urgent need for an urgent hearing against the Mumbai rally. He said a similar rally was organized a few days ago in which 10,000 people participated and it was alleged that there was a call to boycott the Muslim community economically and socially.
On repeated requests from the lawyer, the court asked him to give a copy of the application to the counsel for the Maharashtra government. “Give a copy to the state, we will list it tomorrow under the order of the Chief Justice,” the bench said. Only this case, not all.’
The top court had on October 21 last year directed the governments of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand to crack down on hate speeches, register criminal cases against the guilty immediately without waiting for complaints.
It also warned that any delay on the part of the administration to act on this ‘extremely serious issue’ would invite contempt of court.