Hate Speeches

  • Hate speeches must stop, says NCM Chairman September 17, 2014

    The National Commission for Minorities has passed a resolution, seeking a public statement from the government reassuring minorities of their rights of safety and equality. Speaking to CNNIBN, NCM Chairman Dr Naseem Ahmad says irresponsible comments from leaders will have a bearing on results. ...
  • Unfortunate that police found no case against Tapas Pal despite proof: Calcutta HC September 12, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has rapped the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal over party MP Tapas Pal. The Judge observed, "It is unfortunate that despite prima facie evidence of Tapas Pal being accused on two counts making hate speech and carrying fire arms the police found...
  • Muzaffarnagar court returns chargesheet filed against BJP chief Amit Shah in a hate speech case September 11, 2014

    Lucknow: In an embarrassment for the Uttar Pradesh government, the Lucknow SJM court has returned the chargesheet filed against Bharatiya Janata party chief Amit Shah on technical grounds in an alleged hate speech case. Shah was chargesheeted on Wednesday for making an alleged hate speech in Muzaffarnagar during campaigning for...
  • Adityanath defies ban to address rally in Lucknow September 10, 2014

    Lucknow: BJP's star campaigner for the Uttar Pradesh assembly bypolls and Lok Sabha member from Gorakhpur Yogi Adityanath Wednesday flouted a ban imposed on a meeting here and addressed party supporters. Having being denied permission to address an election rally at Munshi Puliya in Indiranagar in the Lucknow (East) constituency, Adityanath...
  • Kolkata High Court gives split verdict in Tapas Pal case August 13, 2014

    Kolkata: A Calcutta High Court bench on Wednesday gave a split verdict on the appeals against a single bench order directing filing of FIR and a CID probe into Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's 'shoot and rape' comments. The matter will now go to a third judge to be nominated by...
  • WB government challenges court order on Tapas Pal in Calcutta HC July 30, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government and TMC MP Tapas Pal on Wednesday appealed before a division bench of Calcutta High Court challenging a single bench order that directed registration of an FIR against TMC MP for his controversial comments against women and a CID probe into it. The hearing is...
  • I was misquoted, was referring to Pak shielding terrorists: Giriraj May 14, 2014

    Patna: After facing flak for asking why all arrested terrorists are from one community, Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh has now said that he was misquoted and that there was nothing wrong in his remark. He has now said that he was referring to 'Pakistan giving shelter to terrorists'. "During my...
  • BJP's Giriraj Singh in a row again, asks why all terrorists belong to one community May 14, 2014

    Bokaro: It has barely been a month since BJP leader Giriraj Singh's controversial comments demanding Narendra Modi baiters go to Pakistan. He is now yet again in the line of fire for another controversial remarks. He asked why all terrorists belonged to one community. "My intention is not to say that...
  • Rahul's remarks 'torn out of context', says Congress on EC notice May 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi's remarks have been "torn out of context" and "wrongly reported", Congress said on Saturday, a day after Election Commission sought an explanation from the party Vice President for reportedly saying that 22,000 people will be killed if BJP comes to power. "We have heard about it and...
  • Modi would have been slapped in other state : Mamata May 9, 2014

    Lashing out at Narendra Modi for his comments on Bangladeshi infiltrators, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday claimed that the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate would have been 'slapped' had he uttered such words in any other state. "Bravery is good but overt bravery is not good. If he had uttered...
  • Hate speech case: Deoghar court rejects Giriraj Singh's bail plea May 3, 2014

    Ranchi: In more trouble for Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh, a Deoghar court on Saturday rejected his bail plea in a hate speech case. Giriraj was booked last month after he said that critics of Narendra Modi will be packed off to Pakistan after the elections. Three FIRs were registered...
  • Jharkhand court denies anticipatory bail to Giriraj Singh May 3, 2014

    A Jharkhand court on Saturday denied anticipatory bail to Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh for his hate speech during election campaigning. On April 29, a Deoghar court, while hearing the bail petition, suspended till May 3 the order for arresting Giriraj Singh. Giriraj Singh will now move to the Jharkhand High Court...
  • EC rap for Assam minister, MP for hate speech April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has expressed "displeasure" over hate speech made by an Assam Cabinet minister and inflammatory statement made by a sitting MP while campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections. The poll panel also served a show cause notice to another Assam minister for an alleged hate speech. Expressing...
  • BJP leader Giriraj Singh may be arrested soon for his controversial remark: Poll official April 22, 2014

    Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh is likely to be arrested soon for his remark that critics of prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be sent to Pakistan, a poll panel official said on Tuesday. Bihar's additional chief electoral officer R. Lakshmanan told media persons in Bihar that Jharkhand Police have sought...
  • AAP seeks action against UP BJP legislator Jyotsana Srivastava for 'hate speech' April 22, 2014

    The AAP Tuesday sought action against a BJP legislator from Varanasi, accusing her of giving "hate speech" in the presence of senior party leader Amit Shah. Aam Aadmi Party's campaign manager from Varanasi, Gopal Mohan has submitted a two-page letter to Uttar Pradesh's chief electoral officer, Umesh Sinha, accusing Jyotsana Srivastava,...
  • A Billion Votes: FIR against Giriraj Singh, BJP leader remains defiant April 21, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh remains defiant even as an FIR is filed against him. Singh stirred of a controversy by saying that those who are opposing Modi will have to go to Pakistan after elections. ...
  • AAP demands Praveen Togadia's arrest over anti-Muslim speech April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded the immediate arrest of VHP leader Dr Praveen Togadia for his alleged hate speech. In a press release, the AAP said, "The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) strongly condemns the hate speech given by Vishwa Hindu Parishad's (VHP) president Pravin Togadia in...
  • Even best bowlers bowl a no-ball: Amit Shah on EC ruling April 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi's close aide and BJP leader Amit Shah on Wednesday agreed to abide by the Election Commission's decision of censuring him for violation of the Model Code of Conduct and compared himself with the "best bowler" who also bowls a no-ball. "The intention in my speeches was not...
  • EC working as per Congress's directives, will move court: Azam Khan April 13, 2014

    Rampur: Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan who has two FIRs filed against him for the alleged hate speech delivered by him at two different occasions alleged that the Election Commission was working as per the directives of the Congress. Khan who has been banned by the EC from holding rallies...
  • Exhorted voters to express angst through ballot: Amit Shah to EC April 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah on Saturday said to the Election Commission that his 'revenge remark' has been taken out of the proportion. In his reply to the EC's notice, Shah said that he only exhorted voters to express their angst through the ballot and...
  • EC cracks the whip, FIR registered against Azam Khan, Amit Shah for hate speeches April 11, 2014

    In a major development in terms of the Lok Sabha polls, FIRs have been registered against BJP leader Amit Shah and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan after the Election Commission of India (ECI) banned them from holding public meetings and rallies and asked the concerned authorities to register FIRs against...
  • Amit Shah's petition challenging FIRs dismissed as withdrawn April 10, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court on Thursday dismissed as withdrawn BJP leader Amit Shah's petition challenging the FIRs lodged against him in UP for alleged hate speeches after he stated that he wanted to reply to the EC notice in the matter. A division bench comprising justices Arun Tandon and Satish Chandra...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 9, 2014

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  • From Amit Shah to Azam Khan: Is vote bank politics creating a dangerous communal divide? April 9, 2014

    A day before the first phase of polling begins in Uttar Pradesh, the polarisation of voters along communal lines continues. A defiant Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said that he stands by his comments on the religion of Indian Army soldiers arguing that there is nothing wrong in saying that...
  • Guj Cong minority chief calls Modi a 'rogue' April 7, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Joining the slugfest by his party colleagues against Narendra Modi, Gujarat Congress Minority Cell President Khurshid Syed called him a "rogue", to which BJP has threatened to approach the Election Commission. "Earlier in 2009, LK Advani had dreamt of becoming the Prime Minister of the country. His dreams could not...
  • LS polls: Another case against Amit Shah in Shamli for his revenge remark April 6, 2014

    A case was registered on Sunday in Shamli in the district against BJP general secretary Amit Shah for allegedly inciting the public through his controversial "revenge" remark during an election rally. He was booked under section 125 of the People's Representation Act (promoting enmity between different classes), District Magistrate N P...
  • EC seeks tape of BJP leader Amit Shah making the 'vote for revenge' remark April 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Two days after the BJP leader Amit Shah stirred up a hornet's nest with his 'vote for revenge' remark, the Election Commission on Sunday asked for a tape showing the leader making the statement. Amit Shah, key Narendra Modi aide and BJP's Uttar Pradesh in-charge was in Muzaffarnagar when...
  • LS polls: Amit Shah urges voters to vote BJP for revenge April 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah has appealed to the electorate to take revenge by voting in favour of his party candidates in the the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. While addressing a rally at a riot-hit Jat village near Muzzafarnagar, the close aide of BJP's prime ministerial candidate...
  • Imran Masood gets an edge over rivals in Saharanpur with his anti-Modi rant April 5, 2014

    Saharanpur: Positive publicity or negative publicity, it sure grabs eyeballs. At the moment, the person who seems to be cashing in on all the limelight he received for his remarks on Narendra Modi is Imran Masood. The Congress candidate from Saharanpur who was arrested for a hate speech against the...
  • A billion votes: Should parties act against leaders for hate speeches? April 2, 2014

    With Lok Sabha elections round the corner, the candidates are calling each other with different names and the Indian politics hitting an all time low. Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma called BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi a RSS goon and SP leader Azam Khan has called him a dog's...