Delhi HC stays FIR order against VHP leader Alok Kumar for giving hate speech during rally last year
The trial court order had come on a complaint by activist Harsh Mander, who had alleged that Kumar gave hate speech during a VHP rally in July
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday stayed a trial court order directing lodging of FIR against Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Alok Kumar for allegedly giving hate speech during a rally last year.
Justice Yogesh Khanna put on hold till 12 May the trial court order of 18 February.
The high court asked the police to file a status report before 12 May, the next date of hearing.
The trial court order had come on a complaint by activist Harsh Mander, who had alleged that Kumar gave hate speech during a VHP rally in July.
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Justice Chandra Dhari Singh had reserved the order on 25 March on the petition which claimed that an FIR should be lodged against the leaders