April 24, 2022
NCHRO criticises the Delhi Police for their submission that no hate speech took place at Dharam Sansad in December, 2021
The Delhi Police have submitted to the Supreme Court that no hate speech took place, in response to a petition alleging hate speech at Dharam Sansad in Delhi on 19 December, 2021. The Supreme Court responded to the Delhi Police, asking them to submit a better affidavit and criticising their submission.
The Delhi Police further said that based on the investigations, all the complaints filed regarding the event are closed.
The Police also dismissed the allegations made by the petitioners against the police authorities about the collusion of the police and the perpetrators of communal hate speech.
Human rights organisation the National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO) condemns the Delhi Police for their incorrect submission that no hate speech took place at Dharam Sansad in December 2021.
Such a submission only exposes the Delhi Police’s own communalism and their attitudes towards the perpetrators of hate-speech. The police is as much responsible as the perpetrators for allowing them to get away with their acts.
We call upon other progressive organisations and civil societies to come forward against this atmosphere of hate which is sanctioned by the state.
Advocate Amit Srivastav,