The Supreme Court has been ready to hear cases against BJP leaders Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma, accused of giving hate speech. Victims of Delhi violence filed a petition in the court last week against BJP leaders accused of making inflammatory speeches. In this, an FIR has been sought against the three leaders accused in the case for making inflammatory speeches. The Supreme Court will hear the petition on Wednesday.
Hearing the plea, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde remarked that the Supreme Court wishes for peace but has its own limitations, whereby it only comes into the picture when something has happened and passes appropriate orders. Colin Gonsalves, appearing for the petitioner, told Chief Justice SA Bobde that this petition has been filed on behalf of Harsh Mander and the five victims. The petition has challenged the postponement of the Delhi High Court case till April 13. It said that the matter needs to be heard soon. People are being killed every day. The people of the ruling party made statements provoking violence.
After hearing the case for some time, the Delhi High Court has deferred it for 6 weeks. Similarly, the High Court also did in the Jamia violence case. The petition filed by the petitioner demanded that an immediate FIR be lodged against Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma and all others who were involved in provocative speeches, riots, murder and arson. A SIT team of officers from outside Delhi should be formed to investigate the riots. Army should be deployed to maintain law and order. A committee under the chairmanship of retired judge should be constituted to investigate the role of policemen.