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Arrest Muslim Leaders Involved In Hate Speech Against Hindus: Right-Wing Groups To SC

Hindu Sena president Vishnu Gupta and Hindu Front for Justice, have moved separate applications seeking intervention and to make themselves parties in the ongoing petition filed by Qurban Ali who has sought an independent inquiry into the Haridwar Dharam Sansad speeches.

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New Delhi: Two Hindu right-wing organisations have approached the Supreme Court opposing the plea against the hate speeches at religious gatherings in Haridwar and Delhi. The two groups have filed different intervention applications in the Supreme Court and have appealed the court to make them party to the case.

Hindu Sena president Vishnu Gupta and Hindu Front for Justice, have moved separate applications seeking intervention and to make themselves parties in the ongoing petition filed by Qurban Ali who has sought an independent inquiry into the Haridwar Dharam Sansad speeches.

The Supreme Court on January 10 agreed to hear the petition filed by Qurban Ali.

Hindu Sena president Vishnu Gupta and Hindu Front for Justice, in separate pleas, want to be heard by the Court in the ongoing petition against speeches deliver in Haridwar Dharam Sansad.

Hindu Front for Justice, in its intervening application filed through advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain said that there are various instances where allegedly hate speeches are delivered against Hindus and that should also be examined.

He has also sought action and lodging of FIR against the hate speech given by All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Asaduddin Owaisi and Ittehad-e-Millat Council leader Tauqeer Raza and others.

Besides Asaduddin Owaisi and Tauqeer Raza, Gupta has also sought to issue direction to the concerned state government to lodge FIR against the president of All India Imam Association Sajid Rashidi, AAP politician Amanatullah Khan, AIMIM leader Waris Pathan for allegedly delivering hate speeches.

“That the petitioners (Qurban Ali) who belong to Muslim Community and who are follower of Islam are not supposed to raise objection against the affairs or activities related to Hindu Dharm Sansad. In fact, by way of aforesaid petition, an effort is being made to scandalise the spiritual leaders of Hindus. The Constitution of India provides equal protection to the followers of all faith and religion, in this context reference may be made to Article 19(1)(a) and (b) read with Article 25 of the constitution of India,” the petitioner Vishnu Gupta said in his plea. 

“Thus it is crystal clear that every citizen of this country has freedom of conscience, practice and propagation of religion. Therefore, the Holding Dharma Sansad by Hindus is protected by Article 19(a)(b) and Article 25 of the constitution of India. Therefore the objections of the Petitioner (Qurban Ali) in the aforesaid matter are against the constitutional scheme and encroachment on Fundamental right of Hindu’s,” the petitioner added. 

The application filed by Vishnu Gupta said that the Hindu culture and civilization has been the victim of foreigners and temples in this country have been converted into a mosque by Muslim invaders right from Khilji dynasty to the Mugal dynasty.

The petition filed by journalist Qurban Ali has sought an independent inquiry into the Haridwar Dharma Sansad speeches allegedly inciting violence against the minority community and the arrest and trial of people who made hate speeches, inciting violence towards Muslims, at the Haridwar Dharma Sansad conclave.

The hate speeches were allegedly delivered between December 17 and 19 in Haridwar by Yati Narsinghanand and in Delhi by ‘Hindu Yuva Vahini’.

The plea filed by Ali said that the alleged hate speeches consisted of open calls for genocide of Muslims in order to achieve ethnic cleansing.

(With inputs from ANI)

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