In my view the tone and tenor of the incendiary speech tend to have a debilitating effect upon public tranquility, peace and harmony of the society said the ASJ Anuj Aggarwal of Saket Court while dismissing the bail plea of Sharjeel Imam.
A court in Saket, Dehi has rejected the bail plea of Sharjeel Imam in a case related to inflammatory speeches delivered by Imam during the protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Sharjeel Imam was arrested on January 28, 2020, from Bihar for allegedly making a hate speech and provoking the riots in the Jamia Milia Islamia area in December, 2019.
The Court quoted Swami Vivekananda while dismissing his plea.
Additional Sessions Judge of Saket Court said that the tone and tenor of the incendiary speech tend to have a debilitating effect upon public tranquility, peace and harmony of the society.
The Court also said that the Fundamental Right of freedom of speech and expression cannot be exercised at the cost of communal peace and harmony of society.
Sharjeel Imam of JNU and a columnist with leftist propaganda websites was accused of giving speeches to provoke riots in the country during the protests against CAA and NRC.