HC seeks status report on Islamist website

The Delhi High Court sought a status report from the Delhi Police commissioner on Wednesday on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a ban on a Islamist website as it allegedly threatened communal harmony in India.

A bench of acting chief justice A K Sikri and justice Rajiv Shah Endlaw directed police chief to submit the report on site www.shariah4hind.com within a week. The PIL filed by Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, president of the Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena, alleged that the website brings constitution of India and its secular feature into disrespect and disrepute.

“Extreme Islamic groups are planning to organise a huge rally in Delhi propagating Islamisation of Indian subcontinent and enforcement of Shariah law all over India. This may result into communal clashes and disruption of public peace and order in Delhi and other parts of India,” the petition said.

It sought the court’s direction for the Central and Delhi government to conduct detailed inquiry into the claims of shariah4hind that a public rally shall be organised in Delhi on March 3. Bagga advocate Vikas Padora also sought the Central and state governments be directed to include the group into the list of banned organisations, “as the group works against the integrity and sovereignty of India”.

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