Plea in Bombay High Court seeks cases against 3 MLAs for ‘hate speeches’ (India Today)

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A plea in the Bombay High Court has sought the registration of FIRs against BJP MLAs Nitesh Rane and T Raja Singh, and an independent MLA, Geeta Jain, for their alleged hate speeches following the clashes in Mira Road in January.

By Vidya

A petition has been filed in Bombay High Court, seeking registration of FIRs against Maharashtra BJP MLA Nitesh Rane, Telangana BJP MLA T Raja Singh and independent MLA from Mira Bhayander, Geeta Jain, who is supporting the BJP, for alleged hate speeches following the violence in Mira Road, a suburb north of Mumbai, in January.

Five people, including two victims of the violence, approached the High Court stating they were compelled to approach it since no FIR had been registered against the alleged hate speeches.

The petition is likely to be heard on March 27.

The plea, filed by Aftab Siddique, Ashfak Ali Akbarali Shaikh, Asgar Ali Shakoor Raeen, Ismail Khan and Sajjad Khatib, who hail from Thane and Mumbai, stated that violence erupted in a minority locality in Mira Road on January 21.

While it continued, Rane, Jain and Singh visited parts of Mira Road between January and February and openly threatened the minority community through their speeches and also gave interviews to the media during that duration, the plea alleged.

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