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Hate speech: PIL seeks action on law panel report

Hate speech: PIL seeks action on law panel report

New Delhi, Feb 27 (UNI) Bharatiya Janata Party leader-lawyer, Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, on Thursday filed a PIL in the Supreme Court seeking immediate directions to implement Law Commission Report on alleged hate and inflammatory speeches.

In 2017, Law Commission defined hate speech and suggested to add Sections 153C (provocation) & 505A (public mischief) in Indian Penal Code & Criminal Procedure Code, on the direction of Apex Court, Upadhyay claimed in his petition.

The public interest litigation is likely to come up for hearing, in one-two weeks time, as per Apex Court Registry sources and officials.

It sought a direction from Supreme Court and said that keeping in view the dreadful effects of hate speech on dignity of individual, fraternity, unity & national integration, Apex Court should order or issue direction to Union of India.

Upadhayay further sought a direction from the Top Court to take appropriate steps to implement the recommendations of Law Commission Report, with immediate effect in true letter and spirit.

The BJP leader submitted,"My suggestion to Apex Court is to add Sections 153C & 505A in Indian Penal Code & Criminal Procedure Code, on the direction of Supreme Court, in this hate speech case should be done with immediate effect."

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