Seventy-six advocates of the Supreme Court docket have written to Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, asking the Supreme Court docket to take suo motu cognisance of the requires “ethnic cleaning” at two current spiritual occasions in Delhi and Haridwar. Naming an inventory of people that had given the decision, the advocates wrote that in absence of police motion, “Pressing judicial intervention is required to stop such occasions that appear to have turn out to be the order of the day”.
Pointing to the spiritual conclaves in Haridwar and Delhi, the letter — signed by eminent attorneys together with Dushyant Dave, Prashant Bhushan and Vrinda Grover, Salman Khurshid and former Patna Excessive Court docket choose Anjana Prakash — learn: “The aforementioned occasions and the speeches delivered throughout the identical are usually not mere hate speeches however quantity to an open name for homicide of a complete group”.
The speeches, the letter stated, pose a “grave menace not simply to the unity and integrity of our nation but in addition endanger the lives of hundreds of thousands of Muslim residents”.
Following outrage and condemnation on social media over the open requires genocide and use of weapons in opposition to Muslims, a police case was filed 4 days after the Haridwar occasion, during which just one particular person was named. Two extra names have been later added – Dharm Das and one Sadhvi Annapurna.
In one of many movies, “Sadhvi Annapurna” – previously referred to as Pooja Shakun Pandey — is heard saying, “If you wish to end them off, then kill them… We want 100 troopers who can kill 20 lakh of them to win this”.
Those that organised the occasion and gave hate speeches, declare they did no fallacious.
Hindu Raksha Sena’s Prabodhanand Giri — photographed typically with BJP leaders together with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his Uttarakhand counterpart Pushkar Dhami — stated he’s “not ashamed” of what he stated. “I’m not afraid of police. I stand by my assertion,” he had advised BoardingFlight.
In one of many movies circulated on social media, he’s heard saying: “Like Myanmar, our police, our flesh pressers, our Military and each Hindu should decide up weapons and conduct a Safayi Abhiyan (ethnic cleaning). There isn’t a different choice left”.
“It might be famous that no efficient steps have been taken beneath the provisions of 153, 153A, 153B, 295A, 504, 506, 120B, 34 of IPC in respect of the sooner hate speeches. Thus, pressing judicial intervention is required to stop such occasions that appear to have turn out to be the order of the day,” learn the letter despatched to Chief Justice Ramana. It additionally identified that a number of petitions have been filed on it and are pending with the court docket.
“We’re writing to your Lordship hoping for immediate motion in your capability as the top of the judicial wing of the State and realizing your Lordship’s dedication to each the independence of Judiciary as additionally the constitutional values which might be elementary to the functioning of a multicultural nation reminiscent of ours,” the advocates have appealed.