The Uttarakhand High Court on Tuesday rejected the bail plea of former Shia Waqf Board chief Waseem Rizvi, arrested in connection with the investigation into the hate speeches at the Hardiwar Dharam Sansad held in December last year [Jitendra Narayan Tyagi alias Waseem Rizvi vs State of Uttarakhand]..Justice Ravindra Maithani said that the High Court is not inclined to grant bail while dictating the order. Rizvi, known as Jitendra Narayan Tyagi after he recently converted to Hinduism, was arrested by the Uttarakhand Police in January 2022.Another accused in the case, Yati Narisinghanand was granted bail by the Sessions Court in February. A Srinagar court had recently taken cognisance of a complaint against him for insulting Islam and the Prophet.The Supreme Court in January had issued notice to the Central and Uttarakhand governments on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a probe into the Haridwar Dharam Sansad.A plea has already been filed before the Uttarakhand High Court seeking quashing of the first information reports registered over the hate speeches delivered at the Haridwar Dharam Sansad by Rizvi, Swami Prabodhanand Giri, Yati Narsinghanand and others.The Supreme Court in April last year had dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) petition filed by Rizvi that sought deletion of certain verses from the Holy Quran alleging that they violate the law of the land and promote extremism, and imposed ₹50,000 as costs. The Delhi High Court in December had dismissed a suit seeking a ban on Waseem Rizvi’s self-published book titled “Muhammad”, on the grounds of maintainability. The Allahabad High Court had sought his response in plea seeking that he be refrained from making statements on social media about Islam.