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Navjot Sidhu's principal strategic advisor Mustafa booked for 'communal' remarks

Mustafa is the principal strategic advisor to state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Published on Jan 23, 2022 03:46 PM IST
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18-year-old UP resident quizzed over hate chat on Clubhouse

The suspect was identified as Rahul Kapoor, who joined the group using the ID “Bismillah” (in the name of God). Police said Kapoor, who joined the investigation in Delhi on Saturday afternoon, revealed the identity of the other five participants.
Delhi Police on January 18 registered an FIR (first information report) against unknown persons in the case related to an offensive chat on Clubhouse, an audio based social media network. A portion of the conversation, which was shared across social media platforms, showed the participants making offensive and derogatory comments about Muslim women.
Delhi Police on January 18 registered an FIR (first information report) against unknown persons in the case related to an offensive chat on Clubhouse, an audio based social media network. A portion of the conversation, which was shared across social media platforms, showed the participants making offensive and derogatory comments about Muslim women.
Updated on Jan 23, 2022 02:00 AM IST
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Haridwar hate speech: Seer Narsinghanand booked for assaulting 3 reporters

The seer, meanwhile, was sent to 14-day judicial custody in connection with the hate speeches he made at a three-day-long Dharm Sansad in Haridwar on December 17-19.
Yati Narsinghanand, who was arrested in connection with the Haridwar hate speech case, has been booked for allegedly assaulting 3 journalists.
Yati Narsinghanand, who was arrested in connection with the Haridwar hate speech case, has been booked for allegedly assaulting 3 journalists.
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 01:27 AM IST
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Dharma Sansad case: Yati Narsinghanand sent to 14-day judicial custody

Narsinghanand, the organiser of the controversial event, was arrested by the Haridwar Police on Saturday; this was the second arrest made in the case after Waseem Rizvi, former chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Central Shia Waqf board.
Hindu seer Yati Narsinghanand (File Photo)
Hindu seer Yati Narsinghanand (File Photo)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 07:19 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Seer Narsinghanand held in Haridwar hate speech case

This is the second arrest in the case registered on December 23 after public uproar as videos of the event were widely circulated on social media and after the Supreme Court sought a response from the state government on what it had done about the alleged hate speeches
Yati Narsinghanand is the sect chief of the influential Juna Akhada, and one of the five accused named in the FIR.
Yati Narsinghanand is the sect chief of the influential Juna Akhada, and one of the five accused named in the FIR.
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 01:21 AM IST
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SC notice to Uttarakhand govt in Haridwar hate speech case

A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, also allowed the petitioners to approach the local administration and police authorities in Uttar Pradesh with their plea to stop a similar religious event in Aligarh on January 23.
 Devotees garland the saints at the ongoing three-day Dharma Sansad, in Haridwar on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
 Devotees garland the saints at the ongoing three-day Dharma Sansad, in Haridwar on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 13, 2022 02:03 AM IST
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Haridwar hate speech: Supreme Court issues notice to Uttarakhand govt

The court also allowed the petitioners to approach local authorities to stop a similar event scheduled to take place in Aligarh on Jan 23. The Dharma Sansad in Haridwar took place on December 17.
The PIL against Haridwar hate speech was heard by a bench headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana.
The PIL against Haridwar hate speech was heard by a bench headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana.
Published on Jan 12, 2022 12:06 PM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Supreme Court to hear Haridwar hate speech case today

The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hear a PIL demanding stringent action against those involved in making hate speeches at a religious events held in Haridwar last month.
AISA and other organisations’ supporters hold placards as they stage a protest against the hate speech in Haridwar outside Uttrakhand Bhawan, in New Delhi. (ANI)
AISA and other organisations’ supporters hold placards as they stage a protest against the hate speech in Haridwar outside Uttrakhand Bhawan, in New Delhi. (ANI)
Published on Jan 12, 2022 12:44 AM IST
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'Your silence...': IIM students, faculty ask PM take stand against hate speeches

HARIDWAR HATE EVENT: IIM STUDENTS WRITE TO PM MODI
HARIDWAR HATE EVENT: IIM STUDENTS WRITE TO PM MODI
Published on Jan 07, 2022 06:42 PM IST
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Maharashtra Police take custody of Kalicharan Maharaj

According to reports, the seer will face charges for making disparaging remarks about Mahatma Gandhi and conveying hate speech. 
On December 31, he was sent to judicial custody till January 13 by Raipur court.(ANI)
On December 31, he was sent to judicial custody till January 13 by Raipur court.(ANI)
Published on Jan 05, 2022 11:57 AM IST
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Written by Vanshika Lohia | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Five-member SIT to probe Haridwar Dharma Sansad hate speech case

The SIT will be headed by an officer of the superintendent of police level and legal action will be taken against those found guilty, said the Garhwal deputy inspector general, Karan Singh Nagnyal.
Screengrab from a video of the 3-day Dharma Sansad event in Haridwar. (File photo)
Screengrab from a video of the 3-day Dharma Sansad event in Haridwar. (File photo)
Updated on Jan 02, 2022 10:33 AM IST
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Yati Narsinghanand and another seer named in U’khand hate speech FIR

The number of people accused of giving hate speeches at a three-day religious congregation rose to five in the complaint filed at the Kotwali police station in Haridwar.
Yati Narsinghanand
Yati Narsinghanand
Updated on Jan 01, 2022 11:21 PM IST
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Forces’ ex-chiefs write to President, PM Modi on Haridwar, Delhi hate speeches

The letter has also been addressed to CJI NV Ramana, home minister Amit Shah, defence minister Rajnath Singh, Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla.
AISA and SFI members protest against the alleged hate speech in Haridwar, in New Delhi on December 27. (PTI)
AISA and SFI members protest against the alleged hate speech in Haridwar, in New Delhi on December 27. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 01, 2022 04:46 AM IST
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Haridwar hate speech case: 2 summoned; accused files cross-complaint

Notices have been served to Jitendra Narayan Tyagi, previously known as Wasim Rizvi, and Pooja Shakun Pandey, alias Annapurna Maa. However, a similar notice couldn’t be served to the third accused, Dharamdas Maharaj.
Members of All India Students' Association (AISA), Students' Federation of India (SFI) and other organisations protest against the hate speech during a recent religious gathering in Haridwar, on Monday. (PTI)
Members of All India Students' Association (AISA), Students' Federation of India (SFI) and other organisations protest against the hate speech during a recent religious gathering in Haridwar, on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 29, 2021 07:04 AM IST
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Police yet to summon accused in Haridwar hate speech case

“Police haven’t yet send notices to the three named accused so far in the case to record their statements,” said inspector Rakendra Kataith, station house officer of Haridwar Kotwali police station, where a case was registered on December 23.
Members of All India Students' Association (AISA), Students' Federation of India (SFI) and other organisations protest against the hate speech during a recent religious gathering in Haridwar, on Monday. (PTI)
Members of All India Students' Association (AISA), Students' Federation of India (SFI) and other organisations protest against the hate speech during a recent religious gathering in Haridwar, on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 03:35 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Dehradun

News updates from HT: Tejasvi Surya regrets his 'ghar wapasi'remarks 

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
BJP Yuva Morcha National President Tejasvi Surya.(PTI)
BJP Yuva Morcha National President Tejasvi Surya.(PTI)
Published on Dec 27, 2021 01:09 PM IST
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Tejasvi Surya regrets 'ghar wapasi' remarks, withdraws them 'unconditionally'

In his hour-long speech made at Krishna Mutt in Udupi, Tejasvi Surya attacked other religions. “Christianity and Islam are not mere religions. They are political imperial ideologies, and Hindus should understand this,” he said.
BJP leader Tejasvi Surya made the remarks on Saturday.
BJP leader Tejasvi Surya made the remarks on Saturday.
Published on Dec 27, 2021 12:02 PM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

2 more names added to FIR in Haridwar hate speech case

Names of Annapurna maa and Hindu Mahasabha general secretary Dharamdas Maharaj were added to the FIR police registered last week.
The case is being investigated by a sub-inspector rank police officer of Kotwali police station.(Representational image)
The case is being investigated by a sub-inspector rank police officer of Kotwali police station.(Representational image)
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 12:40 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Dehradun

News updates from HT: Police add names of two more seers in Haridwar hate speech

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Screengrab from a video of the 3-day Dharma Sansad event in Haridwar. (File photo)
Screengrab from a video of the 3-day Dharma Sansad event in Haridwar. (File photo)
Published on Dec 26, 2021 12:55 PM IST
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Haridwar hate speech: Will not tolerate such incidents, says police chief

After massive furore, the Uttarakhand Police registered a case against several attendees, including Jitendra Tyagi, the former Waseem Rizvi.
Screengrab from a video of the 3-day Dharma Sansad event in Haridwar.
Screengrab from a video of the 3-day Dharma Sansad event in Haridwar.
Published on Dec 24, 2021 10:31 AM IST
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Munawar Faruqui set to make comeback, to perform new show in Kolkata

  • Nearly a month after announcing retirement from stand-up over controversies, Munawar Faruqui announced his comeback with the latest show scheduled for January.
Comedian Munawar Faruqui. (File photo)
Comedian Munawar Faruqui. (File photo)
Published on Dec 19, 2021 01:45 PM IST
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Facebook struggles with hate speech, celebrations of violence in India: Report

“Internal documents show a struggle with misinformation, hate speech and celebrations of violence in India, Facebook’s biggest market,” the US report said.
The documents also detail how a plan “championed” by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to focus on “meaningful social interactions” was leading to more misinformation in India, particularly during the pandemic.
The documents also detail how a plan “championed” by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to focus on “meaningful social interactions” was leading to more misinformation in India, particularly during the pandemic.
Updated on Oct 25, 2021 04:29 AM IST
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Hate sloganeering: Hindu Raksha Dal chief Pinki Chaudhary surrenders

The chief of Hindu Raksha Dal Bhupinder Tomar alias Pinky Chaudhary has been evading arrest ever since a case of promoting enmity between different groups and defying Covid-19 guidelines was registered on August 8
Pinki Chaudhary reached Mandir Marg police station around 2:30pm on Tuesday, where over 100 of his supporters lifted him on their shoulders, and took him inside the police station. (PTI)
Pinki Chaudhary reached Mandir Marg police station around 2:30pm on Tuesday, where over 100 of his supporters lifted him on their shoulders, and took him inside the police station. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 01, 2021 05:51 AM IST
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Suspect in Jantar Mantar hate sloganeering case, to surrender to cops on Tuesday

Chaudhary has been evading arrest ever since a case for promoting enmity between different groups and defying Covid-19 guidelines was registered on August 8
Pinky Chaudhary
Pinky Chaudhary
Updated on Aug 30, 2021 11:51 PM IST
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Jamia shooter gets bail for hate speech at Pataudi mahapanchayat

In his speech, Gopal Sharma allegedly called for attacks on the Muslim community.
Gopal Sharma had grabbed headlines when he brandished a gun and opened fire at those protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar area.(REUTERS)
Gopal Sharma had grabbed headlines when he brandished a gun and opened fire at those protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar area.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 03, 2021 05:20 AM IST
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19-yr-old held for hate speech against Muslims

Gurugram police commissioner KK Rao added that they received a complaint from a resident of Jamalpur who attended the mahapanchayat.
Representational: Police have identified the accused as Gopal Sharma, who refers to himself as Ram Bhakt Gopal, a resident of Pataudi. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational: Police have identified the accused as Gopal Sharma, who refers to himself as Ram Bhakt Gopal, a resident of Pataudi. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 13, 2021 01:52 AM IST
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Have seen drop in hate speech content, says Facebook

“Last quarter, we shared the prevalence of hate speech on Facebook for the first time to show the percentage of times people see this type of content on our platform. This quarter, hate speech prevalence dropped from 0.10-0.11% to 0.07-0.08%,” the company said.
According to the company’s policy prevalence estimates the percentage of times people see violating content on the platform.(AP)
According to the company’s policy prevalence estimates the percentage of times people see violating content on the platform.(AP)
Updated on Feb 13, 2021 02:56 AM IST
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Rajasthan law student arrested for threatening to rape a journalist on twitter

  • The accused confessed that he had doled out a threat to the journalist in anger against her style of reporting on the ongoing farmers’ agitation.
The youth was arrested by Udaipur police. (HT_PRINT)
The youth was arrested by Udaipur police. (HT_PRINT)
Published on Jan 30, 2021 03:32 PM IST
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By | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Udaipur

Trump may be shielded from riot charges by a previous Supreme Court ruling

To make the case that Donald Trump incited the riot, prosecutors would have to show that he intended to provoke violence, but his words are vague enough that it’s possible to argue that he was simply urging his supporters to peacefully protest outside the Capitol.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Donald Trump called his remarks at the rally “totally appropriate,” rejecting any blame for the attack(AP)
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Donald Trump called his remarks at the rally “totally appropriate,” rejecting any blame for the attack(AP)
Published on Jan 12, 2021 10:36 PM IST
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Free speech vs hate speech | HT Editorial

The Supreme Court’s defence of freedom, and disavowal of hatred, is welcome
The order also, once again rightly, takes a position against hate speech, defined in terms of context, content, and impact(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The order also, once again rightly, takes a position against hate speech, defined in terms of context, content, and impact(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 08, 2020 10:26 PM IST
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