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Supreme Court to hear a bunch of cases seeking guidelines to prevent HateSpeech

Lawstreet Journal 9 May 2022 6:19pm

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SupremeCourt to hear a bunch of cases seeking guidelines to prevent HateSpeech. Some of the petitions were filed back in 2020 concerning hate speech on Tablighi Jamaat Muslims after Nizamuddin Markaz fiasco

Counsel informs that Solicitor General Tushar Mehta has circulated a letter for adjournment in this case

SG appears

Counsel: SG Mehta is omnipresent

SG: The letter wrongly mentions adjournment needed for 2 weeks. I would like to streamline this. Please see first set is writ petitions. then is the transfer plea regarding pleas challenging IT rules seeking to regulate OTT platforms. Then is plea seeking stay of HC proceedings

SG: Some have challenged part 2 of IT rules and some have challenged part 3 of IT rules. Some HC have stayed statutory provisions, we have appealed against that. Kerala HC, Bombay HC, Delhi HC has stayed.

SC: We will issue on fresh matters including the transfer plea

SG: Can you please grant stay on the transfer petitions and notice on stay as well in the special leave petitions.

SC: Yes no difficulty, other parties have to be served

Adv Ejaz Maqbool requests for a listing on a non-miscellaneous day.

Sr Adv KV Vishwanathan: some of the transfer petitions were filed in 2018, 2019 even before the challenges came into being

Adv MR Shamshad: the target is religious personalities across India

SG: Same petitioner Jamiat Ulama i Hind...

SC: See the relief.. its very different. they want action taken report from states on hate speeches

SC: So this plea by Jamiat will go into the hate speech bunch of cases. This will be… Continue Reading...


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