With Delhi burning in flames of riots, Delhi High Court on Thursday gave Delhi Police time up to April 13 to file the hate speeches and videos that led to riots in Delhi. A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Harishankar were hearing the case seeking the filing of FIRs against BJP leaders who delivered hate speeches in the weeks leading up to the violence in Northeast Delhi.
Representing Delhi Police, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, said petitioner in his wisdom selected 3 speeches as hate speech but there are many such hate speeches. He also prayed for allowing application seeking impleadment of Union of India as a party to the petition.
On this, the Delhi High Court said, "That in a conscious decision, they've decided not to file an FIR for hate speech against anyone at this stage as it won't help in restoring peace and normalcy in Delhi. Delhi Police says they have filed 48 FIRs in the North East Delhi violence case."
The court also issued notice to Centre to file a response in the case and lists the matter for April 13.