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Bail Granted To PC George By Kerala High Court In Hate Speech Case

Lawstreet Journal 28 May 2022 1:03am

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On Friday, the Kerala High Court granted bail to PC Geroge, former Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) in the two different hate speech cases registered against him for making communal remarks against Muslim community. The order is pronounced by Hon'ble Justice Gopinath P. (PC George v State of Kerala)

The HC directed that,

"The petitioner is to be released on bail subject to the condition that he shall not make any speech or statement which shall result in commission of any offence under 153A or 295A of the IPC. If the petitioner violates any of the conditions, it is open to the prosecution to move this court to cancel his bail."

Presently, PC George is accused in two cases of delivering public speeches allegedly targeting the Muslim community.

● The First Case:

George was detained on May 1 for a speech he gave on April 29 at the Ananthapuri Hindu Maha Sammelan. Several complaints had apparently been filed with the State Police, objecting to some incendiary statements made towards the Muslim community.

He was charged under the Indian Penal Code's Sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on religious, racial, or other grounds and doing acts prejudicial to maintaining harmony) and 295A (deliberate and malicious act intended to outrage religious feelings by insulting its religion or religious beliefs).

The Judicial First Class Magistrate in Thiruvananthapuram granted him bail on the same day he was arrested. Advocate Sasthamangalam C Ajithkumar represented George.

● The Second Case:

On May 10, the… Continue Reading...

Tagged: Hate Speech   PC Geroge   Muslim Community   Hon'ble Justice Gopinath P   Indian Penal Code 1860   Section 153A   Section 295A   Adv Sasthamangalam C Ajithkumar   Justice Ziyad Rahman AA   Article 19   Constitution of India   Anticipatory Bail  
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