the Delhi Police told the Supreme Court on Friday that it had filed a first information report in a hate speech case linked to the Delhi Hindu Yuva Vahini event that took place in December, Live Act reported.
Police had refrained on April 14 from filing a first information report, saying no anti-Muslim hate speech had been held at the dharam sansad, or religious conclave, in the nation’s capital. On April 22, the Supreme Court ordered Delhi police to file a “better affidavit” in the case against the Hindutva organization.
In a new affidavit, Delhi police said they analyzed a video of the Yuva Vahini Hindu event on a YouTube channel.
In one of delhi event videosSuresh Chavhanke, the editor of TV channel Sudarshan News, could be seen swearing a group of people to “die for and kill” to make India a “Hindu rashtra”, or Hindu nation.
“After careful verification of the materials, an FIR was registered on May 4 at Okhla Industrial Estate Police Station in the South Eastern District of Delhi,” Delhi Police said, PTI reported.
The submission was made in response to a public interest litigation filed by a former Patna High Court judge Anjana Prakash and journalist Qurban Ali. The petition stated that between December 17 and 19, hate speech was delivered at two separate events, one in Delhi and the other in Haridwar.
The First Information Report was filed under Sections 153A of the Indian Penal Code (promotion of enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence), 295A (deliberate acts and malicious words intended to outrage religious feelings), 298 (pronunciation of words to hurt religious feelings) and 34 (common intention).