Indian Supreme Court Orders States to Restrict “Hate Speech”

On April 28, 2023, India’s Supreme Court called on all states and Union Territories to file hate speech cases even if offending parties did not file a complaint.

“Respondent Nos…(all states and UTs) shall ensure that immediately as and when any speech or any action takes place which attracts offenses such as Sections 153A, 153B and 295A and 505 of the IPC etc., suo motu action will be taken to register cases even if no complaint is forthcoming and proceed against the offenders in accordance with law,” the Supreme Court stated.

The Supreme Court noted that authorities who refuse to submit hate speech cases will be in contempt of the court and will be subject to punishment.

“We make it clear that any hesitation to act in accordance with this direction will be viewed as contempt of this Court and appropriate action will be taken against the erring officers,” the court commented.

India’s top court previously made a similar ruling in October 2022 that dealt with Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand due to an alleged rise in hate speech cases in those states. The April 28 ruling covers all states and territories.

The Supreme Court stressed that it took an apolitical and religiously neutral approach with this ruling .

“We only know the Constitution and the laws of the country… let us be very clear about it… whatever order we pass, it is allegiance to the oath we have taken,” the court stated.

The justices claimed that hate speech was “affecting the fabric of the nation.”

No matter where one goes across the globe, free speech appears to be under assault everywhere. This goes to show how there is a globalist plot to undermine basic human freedoms. To counter such threats, nationalists worldwide should band together to foil these plots and expose the NGOs and politicians promoting them.

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