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Delhi violence: HC gives Centre 4 weeks to reply on FIR over hate speech

The death toll in the violence reached 34 on Thursday with around 200 people injured

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

North East Delhi Violence. Photo: Reuters
North East Delhi Violence. Photo: Reuters

The High Court Thursday allowed the Centre's impleadment in the seeking lodging of FIRs and arrests in the northeast communal over the amended citizenship law.

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar granted four weeks to the and the police to file their replies to the seeking lodging of FIRs against alleged hate speeches by three BJP leaders.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the bench that as the is responsible for maintaining law and order in Delhi, it be made a party in the matter, which was allowed by the court.

At the outset, Mehta told the bench that 48 FIRs have been lodged in relation to the and there be no judicial intervention till normalcy is restored in the capital. The FIRs lodged so far relate to arson, looting and deaths.

The death toll in the reached 34 on Thursday with around 200 people injured.

First Published: Thu, February 27 2020. 15:24 IST
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