BJP demands revocation of MNS' recognition for hate speeches
BJP demands revocation of MNS' recognition for hate speeches

The national legal cell of BJP on Friday demanded that the Election Commission of India should revoke the recognition granted to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for 'hate speeches' made by its leaders during the Maharashtra Assembly poll campaign.

SP leader Azmi's conviction in hate speech case suspended

In a relief for Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi ahead of next month's Maharashtra Assembly polls, the Sessions Court Tuesday suspended his conviction and two-year sentence in an alleged hate speech case.

Offence registered against Rajasthan for inflammatory speech

A non-cognisable offence has been registered against MNS chief Raj Thackeray for allegedly giving an inflammatory speech during campaigning ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, police said on Friday.

Hate speech: EC yet to decide on taking action

The Election Commission is yet to take a considered view on the issue of taking action against political parties whose leaders make hate speeches during election campaign.

EC reprimands BJP MP Yogi Adityanath for making hate speech
EC reprimands BJP MP Yogi Adityanath for making hate speech

Controversial BJP MP from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, was reprimanded by the Election Commission for violating the model code of conduct. They also asked him to be careful in future.

UP court rejects chargesheet filed against Amit Shah, SP left red-faced
UP court rejects chargesheet filed against Amit Shah, SP left red-faced

In a major embarrassment for the Samajwadi Party government led by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, a local court on Thursday returned the chargesheet filed yesterday by the state's police against BJP national president Amit Shah for an alleged hate speech he made in April ahead of the national election.  

BJP chief Amit Shah chargesheeted for alleged hate speech in Muzaffarnagar
BJP chief Amit Shah chargesheeted for alleged hate speech in Muzaffarnagar

In what may spell trouble for the ruling BJP, its national president Amit Shah was on Wednesday chargesheeted for a hate speech in the run-up to the national election by the local police in Muzaffarnagar, which was hit by communal violence last year.

Goa Police refuse to book Muthalik over hate speech

The Goa Police have refused to register an FIR against Karnataka-based Sri Rama Sene (SRS) chief Pramod Muthalik for an alleged hate speech uploaded on YouTube where he had exhorted the Hindus to keep a sword handy and use it if challenged.

Court seeks police report on Togadia`s alleged hate speech

A local court ordered the city police here on Friday to file an Action Taken Report within two weeks in connection with Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia`s alleged hate speech.

EC sends notice to Rahul Gandhi over hate speech against Narendra Modi

The Election Commission on Friday issued a show cause notice to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for his alleged remarks that 22,000 people will be killed if BJP comes to power.

Hate speech laws not being effectively executed: SC Judge

The root of the problem in tackling the menace of hate speech is not absence of laws but lack of their effective execution, Supreme Court Judge Justice B S Chauhan said today.

Elections 2014: Neither good nor bad, it`s ugly this time

It has been a free for all when it comes to abuse this election with hate speech being the rule rather than the exception.

Giriraj Singh surrenders in hate speech case, granted bail

BJP leader Giriraj Singh Tuesday surrendered in a district court here and was later granted bail in a case of alleged hate speech lodged in Patna.

Did not make hate speech in Muzaffarnagar: Amit Shah

BJP leader Amit Shah Sunday denied making a hate speech in Muzaffarnagar, for which the EC pulled him up.

Jharkhand court denies anticipatory bail to Giriraj Singh

A Jharkhand court Saturday denied anticipatory bail to Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh for his hate speech during election campaigning.

EC supreme in interpreting poll speeches: Amit Shah

BJP general secretary Amit Shah on Wednesday said he was initially convinced he had made remarks regarding the Muzaffarnagar riots after due consideration.

EC rap for Assam minister, MP for hate speech

The Election Commission has expressed "displeasure" over hate speech made by an Assam Cabinet minister and inflammatory statement made by a sitting MP while campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections.

FIR against Ramdas Kadam for inflammatory speech

An FIR has been registered against Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam for allegedly giving an inflammatory speech during a political rally here two days back, police said on Wednesday.

Shazia Ilmi won`t apologise for telling Muslims to become more `communal`

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Shazia Ilmi on Tuesday stroke a fresh controversy by asking Muslims to become more `communal` and less `secular` when they vote, in an alleged video which has become viral on the internet.

Muslim body asks SC to intervene on hate speeches

An umbrella body of Muslim organisations has urged the Supreme Court to take suo motu notice of the recent cases of alleged hate speeches by some Sangh Parivar leaders.