Hate speech at Dharam Sansad: Allegations are baseless, Delhi police tells SC
The Delhi Police affidavit states that no hatred was expressed against any group, or community and the event was related to empowering one's religion.
New Delhi: Describing the allegations that call for genocide of Muslims was given during ‘ Dharam Sansad’ a conclave of various Hindu outfits held in Delhi is false, the Delhi police submitted an affidavit before the Apex Court.
In the affidavit filed by South East Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police Isha Pandey, has said that the allegations were baseless and fictional.
It may be noted that the court is hearing a petition against the event held in Delhi in December last year.
It has been said in the affidavit that on the basis of the complaint, the related video clips and other materials were thoroughly investigated and as per the allegation “no facts were found”.
The investigation report said that no words were used to spread hatred against any particular religion. The Delhi Police has closed the case on its part claiming the complaint to be “baseless and fictitious”. On December 19 last year, allegations of hate speech were made at an event organized by Hindu Yuva Vahini at Banarsidas Chandiwala auditorium near the Govindpuri metro station.
The Delhi Police affidavit states that no hatred was expressed against any group, or community and the event was related to empowering one's religion. The affidavit also refuted the allegations by the petitioner that police officers have connections with criminals spreading communal hatred.
The allegations levelled by the complainants have no basis as the case is based on videotape evidence. The Delhi Police said there is hardly any scope for the investigating agencies to tamper with the evidence or obstruct the investigation in any way.
Notably, the Supreme Court, on Wednesday, had asked the Uttarakhand government to submit an action taken report in the same manner. The Supreme Court had issued a notice to the Himachal Pradesh government on a plea seeking a stay on a proposed Dharma Sansad in Himachal Pradesh next Sunday.
The petitions were filed by journalist Qurban Ali and others regarding programs in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. The top court will next hear the matter on April 22.