Raja Singh’s hate speech on Mira Road: PUCL questions Maharashtra cops’ delayed action (The News Minute)

Hate Watch

The Bombay HC granted permission for Raja Singh’s rally in February on the condition that he doesn’t make hate speeches. Yet, he made a 40-minute inflammatory speech and was booked only a month later.

By TNM Staff

Controversial Bharatiya Janata Party legislator from Hyderabad Raja Singh has been booked in yet another hate speech case by the Maharashtra police, but this happened nearly a month after the incident on February 25, on Mira Road, Thane. After an FIR was registered belatedly by the Mira Bhayandar Vasai Virar (MBVV) police on March 23, the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) has called for strict action against the Goshamahal MLA for his anti-Muslim hate speech made at the the Hindu Jan Aakrosh Morcha organised by the right-wing group Sakal Hindu Samaj. 

In a 40-minute speech, Raja Singh is accused of inciting violence against Muslims by distorting history, and spreading communal propaganda by making baseless claims related to ‘love jihad’, alleged encroachment of land by Muslims, forced religious conversions, cow slaughter, etc.

Mira Road witnessed communal clashes in January following the inauguration of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. Raja Singh was initially denied police permission for conducting a rally on Mira Road, but was later permitted by the Bombay High Court on the condition that he would not make any hate speech. Raja Singh was also made to submit an undertaking to the relevant Deputy Commissioner of Police, saying he would abide by this condition.

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