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Dharam Sansad hate speech: Retired Army officers pass Supreme Court for SIT probe

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court looking for a probe in opposition to hate speeches delivered at non-secular occasions equipped at Haridwar and Delhi between December 17 and 19 final year.

The plea was filed utilizing three retired Indian Army officers Major General S.G. Vombatkere, Colonel P.K. Nair and Major Priyadarshi Chowdhury, via recommending Senthil Jagadeesan, sought instructions to appoint a new Special Investigation Team to probe the alleged hate speeches delivered at the Dharam Sansads of Haridwar and Delhi.

“In some other such instance, a tournament used to be geared up in Delhi on nineteenth December 2021. From a video of the event, a gentleman can be considered administering an oath to a team of humans to “die for and kill” to make India a ‘Hindu Rashtra,” the petition reads.

The plea filed referred to the movies circulating on social media and contended that these speeches stain the secular cloth of the state and additionally have seriously plausible to affect public order adversely.

According to the petition, such seditious and divisive speeches violate no longer solely the crook regulation of the land, however additionally strike at the core of Article 19 of the Constitution of India.

It is highlighted in the petition that if such incidents go unchecked, it will have a serious effect on the morale of troopers in the armed forces.

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