BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: Veere Di Wedding actor Swara Bhaskar might face arrest as a plea has been put before the Delhi High Court seeking FIR against her and a few other persons for hate speech.
The plea has been filed by advocate Sanjjiiv Kkumar. In response, the Court has issued notices to the Delhi police, Delhi government and the centre. The plea also pleads for an investigation into the named people by the National Investigation Agency. Next hearing is slated for April 13.
The others famous personalities named in the plea are activist Harsh Mander, Radio Mirchi’s RJ Sayema and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan.
“The plan of this Urban Naxal group was to defame India, to paint India as failed State and thus to bleed my Mother India internationally, economically and in every way possible,” reads the plea. It also states that these people instigated violence that ripped apart Northeast Delhi by blocking roads.
It further states, “The plan seems to got failed as the perpetrators of the Delhi Seige hasn’t anticipated that people mostly Hindus will react to any further road blockage and they couldn’t divert the police from other locations. This was their guerilla tactics to block roads of Delhi by creating riots and riots like situation all over Delhi. (sic)”
Of the handful Bollywood personalities who has raised voices regarding the violence in Delhi, Swara has been actively protesting against the Citizenship Act, brutalities against students since Jawaharlal Nehru University was attacked in January. Through a video, she pleaded with the residents of Delhi to pressure the government into stopping the violence, especially as her parents, who are JNU professors, were in possible danger.
In response to this, Swara tweeted a video citing it as a real example of hate speech.
Some more real hate speech. https://t.co/rOm3Rmw2Xs
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) February 28, 2020
The plea however seems to be objective as it includes FIRs against BJP leaders Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur and Pravesh Mishra, for violence instigating speeches, besides asking for their immediate arrest.