Supreme Court issues notice to the Uttarakhand government and others on a plea for taking action in connection with the alleged hate speeches made in Haridwar Dharam Sansad against the Muslim community.
Sr Adv Kapil Sibal: I have filed translations. I dont want to sensationalise anything
CJI: We are issuing notice to concerned state government and then let us take it up
Sr Adv Indira Jaising appear for an intervenor: the guidelines laid down by this court has not been followed
CJI: We are only issuing notice now
Sibal: these dharam sansads are being organised frequently. another one is in aligarh on Jan 24. we want a date before that
Sr Adv Jaising has filed an IA on behalf of Tushar Gandhi
Jaising: it was on Mr Gandhi's petition that court had passed orders regarding mob lynching
CJI: it appears some other bench is hearing this matter
Sibal: there are no similar petitions.
CJI: Do you know how many other petitions are there and how many IAs will be filed.
Jaisingh: it was our plea of 2019 when guidelines were issued
Sibal: there was a matter which was sent to you by Justice AM Khanwilkar led bench
Adv Kaleeswaram Raj: there is a hate speech issue pending before Justice DY Chandrachud led bench
Sibal: this is Dharam Sansad issue and we dont want it tagged. please hear this
Sibal: if no quick steps are taken such dharam sansads will be held in Una, Dasna, Kurukshetra and these events vitiate the entire country's atmosphere. it will erode the ethos of this democracy
Jaising: if the 2019 judgment would have been followed these dharam sansads would not have been organised
CJI: There are laws and there is a judgment of this court too. so now this is the first case on which law has to be laid down but she says 2019 case is there
Jaising: that issue was related to mob lynching due to cattle smuggling. Here there is an open call to exterminate Muslims
CJI: There is an office report citing Skand Bajpai case before Justice Khanwilkar bench which was to be listed before appropriate bench. what is this?
Sibal: this was before any dharam sansads were held, these november pleas have nothing to do
CJI: The question is .. counsels are saying other judgments are there and implementation is needed. We are issuing notice and we will list it after 10 days. we will see if its connected then we will tag
Sibal: but the next dharam sansad is on January 23, pls have it on Monday
CJI: We allow the petitioner to bring the case before the notice of the authorities and how it is against certain penal provisions
Jaising: relevant provisions of the IPC are not being invoked. that is the issue