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Don’t You Believe That abjuring Hate Speech Is Required To Preserve Community Harmony? Asks Supreme Court to the solicitor general

The supreme court complained that fringe elements are giving speeches every day to disparage others, citing the addresses of past prime ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying that people from faraway locations used to gather to hear them.

The Supreme Court declared on Wednesday that it strongly disagrees with extremists who make hate speech, and that these comments would stop as soon as politics and religion are separated and politicians stop utilising religion in their campaigns.

The supreme court made this observation while addressing a contempt motion against several state agencies for neglecting to file FIRs against persons making hate statements.This will come to an end the moment politics and religion are separated. All of this will end when politicians cease referencing religion, according to the Bench.

Justices KM Joseph and BV Nagarathna’s panel questioned why people can’t control their behaviour. “Fringe elements demonise others in speeches on TV and in public forums every day. Why can’t Indians agree not to disparage other citizens or groups of people, Judge KM Joseph, who is in charge of the Bench, asked.And he continued, “What is tolerance? Tolerating someone does not mean accepting their differences.

The speeches of former prime ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Atal Bihari Vajpayee were also mentioned by Judge BV Nagarathna. It was also reported that he said, “Where are we going? Orators like Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru existed. Formerly, residents in rural areas came. Now that extremists on all sides are making similar claims, are we going to proceed with legal proceedings for contempt of court against all Indians? The cause of intolerance is ignorance and undereducation.

The court will hear the matter on April 28.

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