New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Uttarakhand state government to take action against those involved in hate speech against minorities and inciting violence at the Haridwar conference.
The conference was held in Haridwar, Uttarakhand for 3 days from the 17th to the 19th of last month under the name ‘Dharma Sansad’. The conference was attended by former Delhi BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay, Waseem Rizvi alias Jitendra Tyagi (who converted from Islam last month to Hinduism) and Hindu leaders. Hindu supporters who spoke at the conference were accused of speaking out against minorities and inciting violence.
Welfare petitions were filed in the Supreme Court on behalf of a retired High Court judge and a journalist. In which, against minorities Hate speech They demanded that an independent special inquiry be set up to look into the matter and that a similar meeting in Aligarh be canceled on January 23.
The case came up for hearing before a bench headed by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court NV Ramana. Judges hearing the case, of the ‘Dharma Sansad’ Conference Hate speech The Uttarakhand state government has been ordered to respond to the matter. They also directed the petitioners to approach the concerned authorities regarding the meeting to be held in Aligarh.
Earlier, senior advocate Kapil Sibal had appealed to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on Monday to take up the welfare cases.