Action should be taken against Muslim leaders who make hate speeches, just as Hindu mahants  : Hindu Sena

Editorial comments

  • Why does such a demand have to be made ? Why don’t the Police in the concerned States take action voluntarily against such leaders ? The Court should also order action against such irresponsible Police officials.
  • It is shameful that in secular India, immediate action is taken against Hindu Saints, Mahants, and leaders, while no action is taken against the leaders of other religions !

New Delhi – Yati Narasinghanand, Jitendra Tyagi, and others have been arrested for making so-called offensive statements in the Dharma Sansad held at Haridwar in December 2021. The case was noted by the Supreme Court. Owing to this, the Hindu Sena has now filed an application in the Supreme Court demanding that if action is being taken against Hindus in the case of Dharma Sansad, then action should also be taken against the Muslim leaders who make hate speeches, and they should also be arrested. In this application, it has been demanded to make Hindu Sena a party in this case. In the petition filed by Hindu Sena president Vishnu Gupta, it is demanded that the Court should order the State Governments to register cases against MP Asaduddin Owaisi, Maulana (Islamic scholar) Tauqeer Raza, Sajid Rashidi, AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, MIM leader Waris Pathan and others for making hate speeches.

The petition further states,

1. The holding of Dharma Sansad by Hindu spiritual leaders cannot be considered against any other religion or belief. So, it should not be opposed. The statements of the Dharma Gurus were in response to the attacks on Hindu culture and civilisation by members of the non-Hindu community and such responses do not come under the ambit of hate speech. The hate speech alleged by the petitioner cannot be traced unless a detailed inquiry is conducted by the investigating officer. Not every statement can be considered hate speech. The Indian Constitution should provide equal protection to followers of all religions.

2. Every citizen of this country has the freedom to practice conscience, conduct, and religion. The organisation of the Hindu Dharma Sansad is protected by the Indian Constitution. Therefore, the objections of the petitioner are against the constitutional setup and infringe on the fundamental rights of Hindus.