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The Supreme Court has given advice to the leaders regarding hate speech. The court on Wednesday gave examples of former Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Atal Bihari Vajpayee to those who gave hate speeches. The court said – remember Vajpayee and Nehru, to listen to whom people used to gather from far and wide.
A bench of Justices KM Joseph and BV Nagaratna said- Speeches are being given everyday on TV and public forums to defame others. Such people cannot control themselves. The day politics and religion will be separated. Leaders will stop using religion in politics, the same day hate speeches will also stop.
Maharashtra govt failed to curb hate speech: Petitioner
Shaheen Abdullah, while filing a petition in the Supreme Court, had said that the Supreme Court has ordered the states many times to curb hate speech. Despite this, the Maharashtra government has failed to curb the hate speech of Hindu organisations. The petitioner had demanded that contempt action be taken against the Maharashtra government.
According to media reports, in the last hearing, the petitioner’s lawyer Nizamuddin Pasha told the court that the Maharashtra Police was directed to take action against a Hindu organization, but despite this no action was taken. The organization has organized more than 50 rallies in the last four months.
Supreme Court cannot take notice of every violation of court order
In the last hearing, Justice Nagaratna had said that the Supreme Court cannot pay attention to every violation of the court’s order regarding hate speech. If every small contempt petition were to be heard, the Supreme Court would be inundated with thousands of petitions from across the country. During the hearing, Justice KM Joseph insisted that the contempt petition should be heard.
The Supreme Court had said – there is no place for hate crime in India
In February 2022, the Supreme Court made an important comment regarding hate speech and hate crime. The court had said that in a secular country like India, there is no place for hate crimes on the basis of religion. The court also said that the cases of hate speech are continuously increasing in the country. There can be no compromise on this. It is the responsibility of the state to take strict action against the accused in such cases.
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