Hate Speech : Supreme Court Gives Liberty To Petitioners To Move Vacation Bench In Relation To Proposed Dharam Sansad Events In June-July
The Supreme Court on Thursday granted liberty to the petitioners who have filed a PIL seeking action against alleged hate speeches in Dharam Sansad meets to move the vacation bench with respect to any hate speech in the upcoming Dharam Sansand events in June-July (when the Court is closed for summer vacations).
A bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar, Abhay S Oka and JB Pardiwala was hearing the PIL filed by journalist Qurban Ali and Senior Advocate and former Patna High Court judge Anjana Prakash.
"If any urgent orders are required before the next date of hearing, it will be open to the parties to seek appropriate relief before the vacation bench", the bench said accepting the request of Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal.
Sibal, for petitioners who have moved the Court in respect of the Dharam Sansad events held at Delhi, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, told the bench, "In the summer vacations, the Dharam Sansads will continue to be held. Some guidelines are needed. We inform the collector, the SP , but it still goes on..."