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Attorney General OKs Contempt Proceedings Against Haridwar Hatemonger

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Clips from the Haridwar occasion – held from December 17 to twenty – have been circulated on social media (File)

New Delhi:

The Attorney General of India on Friday permitted initiation of felony contempt proceedings in opposition to Haridwar hatemonger Yati Narsinghanand for feedback concerning the Supreme Court docket.

Attorney General KK Venugopal stated he had reviewed the fabric introduced and located that “the assertion… ‘Those that consider… within the Supreme Court docket, and within the Military, will all die the demise of a canine” have been “a direct try and decrease the authority of the Supreme Court docket…”

This “definitely quantity(s) to contempt of the Supreme Court docket of India” Mr Venugopal stated, responding to a request from lawyer-activist Sachi Nelli in search of permission to provoke proceedings.

“I grant consent to provoke proceedings for felony contempt…” Mr Venugopal wrote yesterday.

Yati Narsinghanand organised the occasion in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar final month that known as for the genocide of Muslims. He was the second particular person to be taken into custody over vile feedback made by audio system, a few of whom advised wantpassport they’d stated and accomplished nothing unsuitable.

As stunning because the feedback have been, the primary arrest within the case solely got here a month after the occasion, when the Supreme Court docket sought particulars from the Uttarakhand authorities on motion taken.

Yati Narsinghanand was subsequently arrested final week, though it later emerged that it was in reference to a special case (referring to derogatory feedback about ladies).

It was solely two days later that he was remanded within the Haridwar hate speech case too.

For the reason that controversy broke, the saffron-robed Narsinghanand has gone from cackling a few police officer “on our facet” to cursing cops; “all of you’ll die,” he stated after his first arrest.

Yati Narsinghanand, Jitendra Singh Narayan Tyagi (Waseem Rizvi earlier than conversion) and a girl recognized as Annapurnna have been amongst 10+ folks named in FIRs, First Info Studies, lodged over speeches that, along with calling for genocide, advocated using arms in opposition to Muslims.

Clips from the Haridwar occasion – held from December 17 to twenty – have been circulated on social media and drew sharp criticism from former army chiefs, retired judges, activists and even worldwide tennis legend Martina Navratilova.

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Those that organised the occasion and gave the hate speeches keep that they’ve accomplished no unsuitable.

“I’m not ashamed of what I’ve stated. I’m not afraid of police. I stand by my assertion,” Prabodhanand Giri – sen typically with BJP leaders, together with UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his Uttarakhand counterpart Pushkar Dhami – advised wantpassport on December 23.

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