Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has got a big relief from the Supreme Court. In the 2007 hate speech case, the Supreme Court has put an interim stay on that order of the trial court.
In fact, Azam Khan was directed to give a voice sample in 2007 for allegedly making a hate speech against BSP chief Mayawati and using abusive language.
The voice sample was demanded to match it with Azam Khan’s speech. It was given during a public meeting in Rampur’s Tanda area in 2007 and recorded in a CD. A bench of Justices AS Bopanna and PK Mishra issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government and the complainant in the case on a petition filed by Khan.
Allahabad High Court dismissed the petition
The bench said, “Issue notice to the respondent. There shall be an interim stay on the direction of the trial court’s order dated October 29, 2022, which was upheld by the High Court on July 25, 2023. Khan has challenged the July 25 order of the Allahabad High Court, which had upheld the order of the trial court in Rampur, while dismissing his plea.
Allegations of using derogatory words against the then Chief Minister
In 2007, a complaint under the SC/ST Act was filed against Khan at the Tanda police station by a person named Dheeraj Kumar Sheel, accusing him of making hate speeches and allegedly using derogatory language against the then Chief Minister Mayawati. was imposed.
Case registered under various sections
A case was registered in Rampur under sections 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 171-G (false statement in relation to election) of the Indian Penal Code. The police also invoked Section 125 of the Representation of the People Act and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act against Khan.