Haridwar hate monger Yati Narsinghanand – released on bail more than a month ago – delivered another hate speech in the national capital, Delhi, today. The provocative speech, in which he reiterated the call for the use of weapons against Muslims, was delivered at a religious rally in Burari, northeast Delhi, on Sunday.
He was arrested in January for organizing an event in Haridwar calling for genocide against Muslims, and was released on bail on February 18.
The clips of the Haridwar event, spread on social media, have been sharply criticized by former military leaders, retired judges, activists and even tennis legend Martina Navratilova.
But the first arrest in the case came a month after the event, when the Supreme Court asked the government of Uttarakhand for details on the measures taken.
Those who gave the hate speeches claimed they had done nothing wrong.
One of them, Prabodhanand Giri, had told DailyExpertNews: “I am not ashamed of what I have said…I stand by my statement”.
Giri was often seen with BJP leaders including UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his Uttarakhand counterpart Pushkar Dhami.
In addition to Narsinghanand and Giri, Jitendra Narayan Singh Tyagi and Annapurnna were among more than 10 people named in the FIRs.
After the Supreme Court heard the case in response to a petition, Yati Narasimhanand, who organized the Haridwar conclave, said: “Those who believe… in the Supreme Court and in the military will all die the death of a dog.” “.
The Attorney General had acquitted a contempt case against him over the comment. However, no case has been filed yet.