HC stays FIR order against VHP leader over hate speech

HC stays FIR order against VHP leader over hate speech

Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) President Alok Kumar addresses a press conference in New Delhi. (Credit: PTI)

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 May 12 the trial court order of February 18.

The high court asked the police to file a status report before May 12, 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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