SC lawyers urge CJI to take suo moto cognizance of hate speeches
Say hate speeches made in two different events this month
New Delhi, Dec. 26 (Delhi Crown): A group of 76 Supreme Court lawyers have written to Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana to take suo moto cognisance of two events organised by Hindu outfits where a few persons called for “genocide” of Muslims, the legal reporting firm LiveLaw reported on Sunday.
According to the SC lawyers, while one event was organised by the Hindu Yuva Vahini in Delhi on Dec. 17, the other was organised by Yati Narsinghanand in Haridwar on Dec. 19.
“In these two events hate speeches consisting of open calls for genocide of Muslims in order to achieve ethnic cleansing were made,” said the lawyers in the letter addressed to the CJI.
It has been stated in the letter that the events and speeches delivered during the same were not mere hate speeches, but amounted to an open call for murder of an entire (Muslim) community.
In this regard, the Advocates in their letter have said that the said speeches thus, posed a grave threat not just to the unity and integrity of our country but also endanger the lives of millions of Muslim citizens.