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Plea demanding stoppage of hate speech and attacks on Christians listed

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court will consider a plea that demanded a stoppage to targeted hate speech against Christian as well as attacks on their places of worship community on July 11, PTI reported.

The Archbishop Of Bangalore Diocese Dr Peter Machado, the National Solidarity Forum and the Evangelical Fellowship of India filed the plea before the bench of Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala.

Appearing for the petitioners, senior advocate Colin Gonsalves said, "In May, 57 cases of violence happened, and more attacks are anticipated," seeking an urgent hearing.

The apex court replied, "It is unfortunate if what he (lawyer Colin Gonsalves) is saying is right, but we can't say more on the merit of the plea. List for hearing on July 11."

The petitioners submitted that their plea is against "sinister phenomena of violence" and "targeted hate speech" against the Christian community of the country by vigilante groups and members of right-wing organizations.

The plea alleged that the state and central governments, as well as other state authorities, failed to take action against miscreants and perpetrators who committed severe violence and hate speech against the community. It also mentioned the attacks and vandalism these poisonous groups did on Christian places of worship and other institutions.

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