In a major turn of events, the Supreme Court of India sought response of activist Harsh Mander on the allegations of making hate speech during anti-CAA protests. The scenario becomes ironic as it was Harsh who filed PIL to seek an FIR against BJP leaders Anurag Thakur, Kapil Mishra, and Parvesh Verma after High Court deferred the hearing of the case till April 13.
In the video, Mander can be seen inciting people to not to trust the Supreme Court of India as it was the supreme court which took Babari Masjid and Article 370. He also urged people to come on the streets rather than opting parliamentary way.
The Central government had showcased the video to a bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde.
The bench also comprising justices BR Gavai and Surya Kant asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to file plea on this aspect and directed Mander's counsel to respond to the allegations.
Taking note of the submissions of the law officer, the bench said, "This is what you think of this court. Before we hear you (counsel for Mander), you see the allegations and respond to them."