January27 , 2022

Haridwar Hate Speech Case To Be Heard By Supreme Court Tomorrow



New Delhi:

Hate speeches including open calls for genocide made at a “Dharma Sansad” in Haridwar will be taken up by the Supreme Court tomorrow.

A bench of headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli will hear the matter.

The plea, filed by a former judge of Patna High court and a journalist,  demands independent, credible and fair investigation from SIT.

At the religious assembly held on December 17-19, various religious leaders made outrageous speeches calling for the use of weapons against Muslims.

After much outrage, the Uttarakhand police first filed an FIR naming only one person – Waseem Rizvi who converted and calls himself Jitendra Tyagi – and ‘unknown persons’. Later, four more names were added – Sagar Sidhu Maharaj and Yati Narasimhanand, Dharamdas and Pooja Shakun Pandey.