New Delhi: The Modi government said in the Supreme Court that the leader of the ruling BJP, Subramanian Swamy’s book “promotes hatred between Hindus and Muslims in India.”
The Home Ministry said in its strongly-worded affidavit, on Tuesday, under IPC 153 A that Mr Swamy’s book which is released in 2006 “Terrorism in India” violates rules on hate speeches.
The affidavit reads: “That the petitioner has written a book named Terrorism in India wherein he made hate speech against the community of India. The book it’s theme, it’s language, it’s innuendos, the similes it employs and the moral of the story, if any in order to ascertain whether the offending passages read in the context of the book as a whole fall within the mischief of section 153A,” and also it reads:
“The book to be considered in all its aspects as it contains matter which “promotes feeling of enmity and hatred between Hindus and Muslims in India.” Therefore, the petitioner has violated sections of IPC.”
“I’ll go to the Prime Minister and also speak to Home Minister Rajnath Singh”, said Mr Swamy, “I am surprised. Even the UPA government didn’t say anything about my book. It seems there is a conspiracy against me because of my popularity,” he said.
This is not the first time that Mr Swamy has opposed by the Supreme Court .Earlier also the BJP leader raised his voice against the law on hate speech saying they violates right to speech which is the fundamental right and now also he is going to challenge it in the apex court.