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On Thursday, the Delhi Police and the government told Delhi High Court that more time will be needed to file FIRs against the people who indulged in hate speech that incited violence in the national capital.

The police asked for more time to investigate the four clips of hate speech delivered by four BJP leaders. The Delhi High Court has granted more time to the Delhi Police for looking into the matter, and the hearing has been postponed to 13th April.

Representing the Delhi Police in the High Court, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that 48 FIRs have been filed pertaining to the riots in North-East Delhi. He added that no judicial intervention will be there until normalcy is restored in the national capital.

The Delhi Police told the High Court that they have decided not to file an FIR for hate speech against any individual at this time as it will not contribute to the restoration of normalcy in the state.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar that the police and the Centre need to draft a reply to the petition asking for filing FIRs against alleged hate speeches by three Bharatiya Janata Party leaders.

Mehta also stated that it is the Centre’s responsibility to maintain law and order in the national capital, and therefore, it should be made a party in the matter.


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