76 SC lawyers Write to CJI over open calls for Muslim Genocide

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 community.

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76 Supreme Court Lawyers have sent a letter to Chief Justice of India NV Ramana highlighting the two separate events organised in Delhi (by the Hindu Yuva Vahini) and Haridwar (by Yati Narsinghanand) on 17th and 19th December 2021 wherein hate speeches consisting of open calls for genocide of Muslim in order to achieve ethnic cleansing were made.

They have urged the CJI to take suo moto cognisance of the same. Request for issuance of directions for taking action against the guilty persons under Sections 120B, 121A, 124A, 153A, 153B, 295A and 298 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 has also been made.

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 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.

“It is also pointed out that the recent speeches are a part of a series of similar speeches that we have come across in the past. It may be noted that no effective steps have been taken under the provisions of 153, 153A, 153B, 295A, 504, 506, 120B, 34 of IPC in respect of the earlier hate speeches. We have also been informed that in this regard few Petitions under Article 32 of the Constitution of India are also pending for consideration before the Hon’ble Supreme Court,” the letter dated December 26, 2021 states.

The Advocates have also said that the letter has been addressed with hope for CJI to take prompt action in his capacity as the head of the judicial wing of the State and knowing his commitment to both the independence of Judiciary as also the constitutional values that are fundamental to the functioning of a multicultural nation such as ours.

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