Haridwar Hate Speech case: LIVE UPDATES from Supreme Court

Live updates from the Supreme Court on public interest litigation (PIL) seeking probe against the hates speeches targeting Muslim community at the Haridwar Dharam Sansad.
Haridwar Hate Speech case: LIVE UPDATES from Supreme Court
Dharam Sansad, LIVE UPDATES, Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will is hearing the public interest litigation (PIL) seeking probe against the hates speeches targeting Muslim community at the Haridwar Dharam Sansad.

The matter will be heard by the three-judge Bench of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli.

The plea has been filed by former Patna High Court judge, Justice Anjana Prakash, seeking directions for an independent, impartial and credible probe into the matter by a Special Investigation Team (SIT).

Earlier, on Monday (January 10), the Supreme Court had agreed to hear the plea when the matter was mentioned before Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana by Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal who said that the Supreme Court needs to take cognisance of the matter.

Besides seeking SIT probe, the plea also sought directions to State authorities to comply with the guidelines laid down in Tehseen Poonawalla v. Union of India.

It also prayed that the top court should define the contours of ‘duty of care in investigations’ or the 'tort of negligent investigations resulting in harm.'

The plea highlighted how a video had gone viral in which a police was officer was seen acknowledging his allegiance to the offenders.

The plea said that the speeches made at the sansad "pose a grave threat not just to the unity and integrity of our country but also endanger the lives of millions of Muslim citizens."

Read live updates from the hearing below.

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