Former civil servants from an informal collective "Constitutional Conduct Group" seek to intervene in a plea before the Supreme Court against @SudarshanNewsTV 's #UPSCJihad program on the issue of recruitment of Muslims in UPSC.
Plea states that several legal provisions prohibit, criminalize, or otherwise penalize what is colloquially known as "hate speech." The applicants have urged the court to set out the scope and meaning of hate speech for more clarity on the subject.
[Breaking] Former civil servants move Supreme Court to intervene in "UPSC Jihad" case, raise need for authoritative ruling on hate speech
#UPSC_Jihad #UPSCJihad @SureshChavhanke @SudarshanTVnews @Vakeel_Sb…

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