Court orders Centre to update action taken against hate speeches
New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Thursday gave Centre a month's time to file its report on what actions have been taken against the hate speeches by the several political leaders that ignited violence in the national capital.
More than 35 people have lost their lives and more than 250 people were injured in the violence-related incidents.
The new order comes one day after a furious two-judge high court bench slammed Delhi Police for delay in action and asked them to file FIRs against those who were found making hate speeches, urging the cops to "seriously consider consequences".
A two-judge bench had played videos of hate speeches by four BJP leaders - Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur, Abhay Verma and Parvesh Verma - in the court and asked why there shouldn't be FIRs against them.
The court strongly mentioned that it would not allow "another 1984 scenario", referring to the bloody anti-Sikh riots that killed over 3,000 in Delhi alone.
Unrelenting violence has consumed northeast Delhi since Sunday, as groups for and against the controversial citizenship law clash. Stone throwing, arson and vandalism was reported as goons rampaged through the streets armed with iron rods, sticks and guns. Five days on, violence-hit areas still remain tense.
Forty-eight FIRs have been filed and over 130 people have been arrested over the clashes.