The Supreme Court today ordered the High Court to hear all the petitions regarding Delhi violence, on Friday. The hearing will also include FIRs against hate speeches made by BJP leaders.
The apex court has asked the High Court to hear the matter “expeditiously” and termed the extended time given to Delhi Police to reply on the petitions as per the Delhi High Court’s recent order as “unnecessary”.
The High Court had asked Delhi police to decide on filing the FIR against BJP leaders by April 13.
Challenging the delay in the process the victims moved to Supreme Court urging to expeditiously hear the matter and take proper action.
The plea specifically requests the filing of First Information Reports (FIR) against BJP leaders Kapil Mishra Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma and others for their inflammatory speeches made during Delhi Elections. Further, the petitions also seek a special team to be set for the investigation into Delhi violence.
Multiple petitions have been filed after deadly riots in Delhi started on January 24. The riots that lasted for more than two days killed more than 40 people. The most affected areas were from northeast districts—Jaffarabad, Maujpur, Chand Bagh, and Bhajanpur—of Delhi.
Anurag Thakur while addressing a rally during Delhi elections raised an inflammatory slogan saying, “desh ke gaddaron ko goli maaro/ Shoot the perpetrators” in reference to the protestors against the amended Citizenship Act. Similar controversial statements were given by other BJP leaders in question.