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The Delhi High Court has issued notice in the petition seeking registration of FIRs against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for alleged hate speech. (Lawyers Voice vs UOI & Ors)
The petition also seeks the registration of hate speech FIRs against AAP leader Manish Sisodia, MLA Amanatullah Khan, AIMIM leaders Waris Pathan and Akbaruddin Owaisi, and Advocate Mehmood Pracha.
The petition has been preferred by Lawyers Voice, through Advocate Archana Sharma.
Notice to the Delhi Police and Centre was issued today by a Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar.
Apart from seeking registration of FIRs, the petition also seeks the constitution of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to look into the alleged hate speeches.
Counsel for the petitioner today read out the speech made by Sonia Gandhi, tweets by Manish Sisodia to state that they were against national interest and provoked the masses.
The matter will be heard next on April 13.