A local court has rejected a plea of the Uttar Pradesh government for withdrawal of a case lodged against state minister and SP leader Azam Khan for allegedly delivering a hate speech and using derogatory language against former Chief Minister Mayawati in 2007.
MNS spokesperson Shirish Parkar, who has also been named as an accused in the complaint, has also been asked to appear.
Varun Gandhi had allegedly made provocative speeches against Muslims during the 2009 election campaign.
The content included pages that had grisly photos and mottos that encouraged rape, abuse and other violence against women.
The appeal was filed in the Pilibhit sessions court. On Tuesday, a PIL was also filed seeking a fresh hearing in the case.
Addressing a rally in Sultanpur, a Congress bastion, on Thursday, Varun Gandhi made an emotional appeal to voters.
Embarrassed by IBN7's reports on the trial, the UP government hastily stated that it would appeal in a higher court.
PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss was arrested on various charges including violation of police rules and acting against general public during a party function in Mahabalipuram in 2012.
Condemning those fomenting caste rivalries, Karunanidhi said the government should stop its "oppression" and release the PMK party men from jail.
He was arrested by Kancheepuram Police in connection with a case of an alleged hate speech filed against him in 2012.
Hate speeches made by the political and religious leaders destroy the social fabric of the society.
Eshwarappa, seeking re-election from Shimoga, had earlier been booked for allegedly inciting communal feelings in a speech on April 9 while campaigning.
The BJP leader who is also the candidate from Shimoga assembly constituency in Karnataka has been booked for allegedly inciting communal feelings.
He said the action taken by Karnataka police was wrong and he would speak to the Chief Minister requesting him to drop the charges.
Eshwarappa said that a number of young Hindu girls had become victims of love jihad, wherein Muslim youth allegedly lure Hindu women.
The EC issued notices to Karnataka Deputy CM KS Eshwarappa and Maharashtra HM RR Patil for alleged hate speeches in Karnataka.
The complaint has been registered under certain sections of the CRPC and IPC by the court, which posted the case for June 1.
An FIR has been filed against Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil by Karnataka police for his alleged provocative speech on Belgaum issue.
The PIL submitted that speeches targeting religion, region, caste or place of birth were against the provisions of the Constitution.
A Pilibhit court on Tuesday acquitted Varun Gandhi in connection with the second and final of the two hate speech cases against him.
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