Waris Pathan, Taahir Hussain, Salman Khurshid, Faizul Hassan, Akbaruddin Owaisi, Sonia Gandhi, Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur, Sharjeel Imam and Ishrat Jahan
Waris Pathan, Taahir Hussain, Salman Khurshid, Faizul Hassan, Akbaruddin Owaisi, Sonia Gandhi, Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur, Sharjeel Imam and Ishrat Jahan
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Delhi Riots: Delhi HC notice in plea to estimate property damage; file FIR against Khurshid, Sonia Gandhi, Anurag Thakur for hate speech

Aditi Singh

The Delhi High Court today issued notice in a petition seeking computation of damage caused to public as well as private property during the riots that broke out in the city's North-East area last month.

The Petition further seeks FIR against Waris Pathan, Taahir Hussain, Salman Khurshid, Faizul Hassan, Akbaruddin Owaisi, Sonia Gandhi, Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur, Sharjeel Imam and Ishrat Jahan for giving hate speeches and provoking violence.

The plea also calls for the attachment and sale of properties of the above-mentioned persons and for disbursing the proceeds of such sale amongst the victims of the riots.

Notice to the Delhi Government, Delhi Police and the political leaders was was issued by the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar in a Petition preferred by one, Deepak Madan.

Filed through Advocates Harsh Priya Singh and Arpit Bhalla, the petition asserts that riots in the city broke out after prominent political leaders made provocative hate speeches.

The petitioner states that he even made a hate speech complaint against the above-mentioned leaders, but no action was taken.

The petitioner has, therefore, also sought a direction to restrain political parties and persons from giving speeches and organising rallies till the situation is peaceful in Delhi.

The matter would be heard next on March 20.

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