SC refuses to quash FIRs filed against Amish Devgan for his remarks on Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that in a polity committed to pluralism, hate speech cannot conceivably contribute in any legitimate way to democracy and, in fact, repudiates the right to equality. The observation came from the top court, as it declined to quash the FIRs lodged in different states against journalist Amish Devgan for alleged defamatory remark against Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti during a TV show on June 15. A bench comprising Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna said: “We must condemn and check any attempt at dissemination…

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