New Delhi, April 26 (Agency)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand to publicly state in the court that no obnoxious statement will be made at the ‘Dharma Sansad’ scheduled in Roorkee. The event is to be held on Wednesday. A three-judge bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar took note of the assurance given by the Uttarakhand government that the authorities are confident that no obnoxious statement will be made during the event and that all steps will be taken as per the decision of this court. The bench also includes Justices Abhay S. Oka and Justices C. T. Ravikumar. “We direct the Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand to state the above assurances publicly and apprise him of the corrective measures,” the bench said. The FIR was registered in connection with the three-day ‘Dharma Sansad’ held in Haridwar in December last year, where hate speeches were made targeting members of a community.