76 SC lawyers write to CJI to take Suo Moto cognizance of events calling for genocide of Muslims

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76 Supreme Court lawyers have sent a letter to Chief Justice of India NV Ramana highlighting the two events organized in Delhi on 17th and Hardiwar on 19th of December by the Hindu Yuva Vahini and Yati Narsinghanand respectively, wherein open calls for the genocide of Muslims were made.

The letter has urged the CJI to immediately take suo moto cognizance of the instances and request to take action against the persons guilty, under Section 120B, 121A, 124A, 153A, 153B, 295A and 298 of the Indian Penal Code.

Full text of the letter:

Hon’ble Mr.Justice N.V.Ramana
The Chief Justice of India
Supreme Court of India
Tilak Marg
New Delhi-110001

Subject – Prayer for taking of Suo Moto Cognizance of hate speeches calling for the genocide of Muslims given in Haridwar and Delhi.

This is to bring to your kind notice that between the 17th & 19th of December 2021 at two separate events organized in Delhi (by the Hindu Yuva Vahini) and Haridwar (by Yati Narsinghanand), hate speeches consisting of open calls for genocide of Muslims in order to achieve ethnic cleansing, were made by the following:

1. Yati Narsinghanand Giri
2. Sagar Sindhu Maharaj
3. Dharamdas Maharaj
4. Premanand Maharaj
5. Sadhvi Annapoorna alias Pooja Shakun Pandey
6. Swami Anand Swaroop
7. Ashwani Upadhyay
8. Suresh Chavhanke
9. Swami Prabodhanand Giri

The aforementioned events and the speeches delivered during the same are not mere hate speeches but amount to an open call for murder of an entire community. The said speeches thus, pose a grave threat not just to the unity and integrity of our country but also endanger the lives of millions of Muslim citizens.

In view of the seriousness and gravity of the aforementioned events it is most humbly prayed that Your Lordship may take suo-moto cognizance of the same and direct that action be taken against the guilty persons under Sections 120B, 121A, 153A, 153B, 295A and 298 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.

It is also pointed out that the recent speeches are a part of a series of similar speeches that we have come across in the past. It may be noted that no effective steps have been taken under the provisions of 153, 153A, 153B, 295A, 504, 506, 120B, 34 of IPC in respect of the earlier hate speeches. Thus, urgent judicial intervention is required to prevent such events that seem to have become the order of the day. We have also been informed that in this regard a few Petitions under Article 32 of the Constitution of India are also pending for consideration before the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

We are writing to your Lordship hoping for prompt action in your capacity as the head of the judicial wing of the State and knowing your Lordship’s commitment to both the independence of Judiciary as also the constitutional values that are fundamental to the functioning of a multicultural nation such as ours.

Regards

Signatories:

1. Anjana Prakash, Sr.Adv. & Former Judge, High Court of Patna
2. Dushyant Dave, Sr.Adv.
3. Salman Khurshid, Sr.Adv.
4. Prashant Bhushan, Adv.
5. Raju Ramachandran, Sr.Adv.
6. Huzefa Ahmadi, Sr.Adv.
7. C.U.Singh, Sr.Adv.
8. Meenakshi Arora, Sr.Adv.
9. Vrinda Grover, Adv.
10. Harin Raval, Sr.Adv.
11. Siddharth Dave, Sr.Adv.
12.Vibha Makhija, Sr.Adv.
13. Kavin Gulati, Sr.Adv.
14. P.V.Surendranath, Sr.Adv.
15. Basavprabhu Patil, Sr.Adv.
16. Ejaz Maqbool, Adv.
17. Amita Joseph, Adv.
18. Shomona Khanna, Adv.
19. Fuzail Ahmad Ayyubi, Adv.
20. Amit Anand Tiwari, Adv.
21. Shadaan Farasat, Adv.
22. Jagdeep S.Chhokar, Adv.
23. Mohd.Nizamuddin Pasha, Adv.
24. Anuj Prakaash, Adv.
25. Shoeb Alam, Adv.
26. Rajesh Tyagi, Adv.
27. Pyoli, Adv.
28. Kabir Dixit, Adv.
29. Aldanish Rein, Adv.
30. Cheryl D’Souza, Adv.
31. Andleeb Naqvi, Adv.
32. Prerna Chaturvedi, Adv.
33. Nanita Sharma, Adv.
34. Payal Gaikwad, Adv.
35. Ritesh Dhar Dubey, Adv.
36. Shahab Ahmad, Adv.
37. Surya Prakash, Adv.
38. Shashankraj Singh, Adv.
39. Priyanka Shukla, Adv.
40. Shalini Gera, Adv.
41. Aditya Shrivastava, Adv.
42. Afreen, Adv.
43. Subhash Chandran KR, Adv.
44. Rauf Rahim, Adv.
45. Kumaresh Trivedi, Adv.
46. Anas Tanwir, Adv.
47. Tahini Bhushan, Adv.
48. Vinayak Pant, Adv.
49. Sitwat Nabi, Adv.
50.Vinayak Pant, Adv.
51. Abhisht Hela, Adv.
52. Syed Jafar Alam, Adv.
53. Chandresan B.Rao, Adv.
54. Aditya Kumar, Adv.
55. Mani Gupta, Adv.
56. Abhishek N.Tripathi, Adv.
57. Purvish Jitendra Malkan, Adv.
58. Harsh Parashar, Adv.
59. Avani Bansal, Adv.
60. Mishika Singh, Adv.
61. Rukhsana Choudhury, Adv.
62. Lara Jeswani, Adv.
63. Kritika Agarwal, Adv.
64. Talha Salaria, Adv.
65. Surya Rajappan, Adv.
66. Naveen Nagarjuna, Adv.
67. Mohtasim Syed, Adv.
68. Bharathimohan, Adv.
69. Neha Rathi, Adv.
70. Anubha Rastogi, Adv.
71. Madhur Bharatiya, Adv.
72. Vertika Mani Tripathi, Adv.
73. Yogmaya M.G., Adv.
74. Chandrachur Bhattacharyya, Adv.
75. Nayantara Roy, Adv.
76. Jayant Tripathi, Adv.

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