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Saturday, December 02 2023
People & Law

Hate speech in India and timely judicial interference

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Highlighting the significance of scientific temper mentioned in fundamental duties the Supreme Court has recently gave an order, which aims at the prevention of hate speeches in Indian states. The order has come out as an oasis in the desert.

The current trend of evolution of Indian society is towards a communal state. When the media utilised the communal sentiments of Indians to enhance their TRP, optimum utilisation and fuelling the communal sentiments and making a community stand against the other was successfully completed by political parties. From defaming the dignity of Muslim men who were present in Tabligi Jamaat meet as the source for the spread of Covid virus in India, to possessing the thought that Christians’ sole aim is the conversion of non-believers, a kind of religious barrier has been built high like a hill. It is the time even when the bureaucrats are working under the pressure and fear of the ruling Government. At the time people thought India will see another communal war like that of partition, and the Apex Court is out of its power. It indeed is appreciable that the Court of Law has seen a wide angle when giving the judgement. The police are entitled to the suo-moto power to take action against the individual spreading hate speech. At the same time highlighting factor of judgment is the consideration of contempt of court (case for not following the orders of the court/ breaking the law) in case of non-filing of hate speeches.

When Legislature is littered, the executive omitted and the media well-utilised the sensitive communal sentiments, let’s witness the upraised rationality and scientific temperament among Indians through the interference of the judiciary.

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Sumayya Parveen A.

Sumayya is a Journalism, Eng. Literature and History Graduate & IAS Aspirant. She is also a budding writer and poetess.

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