Supreme Court Takes Strong Stand Against Hate Speech: Vows to Tighten Noose Through New Mechanism.
Supreme Court takes a strong stand: The Supreme Court’s recent comments on hate speeches highlight a commitment to take action.
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Insights into the Udayanidhi Stalin case and the call for administrative systems to address hate speech issues.
Supreme Court takes a strong stand: SC commented on hate speeches and said- ‘Noose will be tightened through a different mechanism.
Supreme Court takes a strong stand: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that action must be taken against any kind of hate speech.
The court was hearing petitions filed by individuals and groups on the issue of hate speech.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear several petitions in February seeking to set up a mechanism to curb hate speech.
Udayanidhi Stalin’s case was also included.
A bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice SVN Bhatti was hearing petitions related to hate speech in the country, including a petition seeking contempt action against Udhayanidhi Stalin.
The bench said it will not hear the petition seeking contempt action against Tamil Nadu Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin for his controversial comments on Sanatan Dharma.
The bench said that if it starts hearing contempt petitions, there will be a flood of such petitions. SC will not hear individual cases. If they did this they would not be able to deal with the main matter.
Also said that it would be impossible to hear different cases across the country. The bench remarked, ‘We cannot deal with individual aspects.
We will put in place the administrative mechanism and if there is any violation, you will have to approach the concerned High Court.
The bench said that the Supreme Court has already defined hate speech and now the question is about the implementation of its directions.
The bench said that we cannot monitor the problem of hate speeches across the country.
There will definitely be problems in a big country like India but the question should be asked whether we have any administrative system to deal with it.
Questions were raised on the appointments of officers.
The Supreme Court also issued notices to the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Nagaland, and Gujarat for not appointing nodal officers to deal with hate speech.
On October 21 last year, the apex court directed Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and Uttarakhand to take action against those making hate speeches, calling it shocking for a religion-neutral country.
Recognizing that the Constitution of India envisages a secular nation, the Court had directed the three states to immediately register criminal cases against the perpetrators without waiting for complaints to be filed.