New Delhi, March 12:
The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the law commission to examine the question whether there could be a legal framework to prohibit hate speeches by politicians and others during elections.
The apex court bench headed by Justice B.S. Chauhan also asked the law commission to lay down the definition of hate speech.
Pronouncing the judgment, Justice Chauhan asked the election commission to take suo moto cognizance of any hate speech by any leader during electioneering.
The court’s order came on a PIL by an NGO Pravasi Bhalai Sangathan seeking ban on hate speeches.