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Gauhati High court stays proceedings against Swamy

Published on 26 Jul. 2015 12:30 AM IST
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Giving respite to senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, the Gauhati High Court on Friday stayed entire proceedings initiated against him at the court of additional judicial magistrate, Karimganj district in Assam, for allegedly delivering a hate speech on  Ayodhya row at a function organized at Kaziranga University in the state on March 15, according to a lawyer who assisted Swamy in the court informed.
The BJP leader appeared before the court Justice B K Sarma as a ‘petitioner-in-person’. The court also issued a notice to Assam government asking it to submit a reply within four week on the points raised by Swamy before the court on Friday.
The next hearing of the case will be held after four weeks.The trial court in Karimganj district in Assam had issued a non-bailable warrant against Swamy for allegedly delivering a hate speech. The warrant was issued against Swamy last month after he allegedly failed to honour a summon issued to him on March 19 by the court.
The Supreme Court on July 2 stayed the execution of the non-bailable warrant issued against him by Karimganj court for six weeks and allowed him to move a competent court within that period. Following the apex court order  Swamy moved Gauhati High Court.
In the alleged hate speech Swamy reportedly said mosques and churches were  mere buildings and can be demolished. An FIR was lodged against him because of the speech and Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi even threatened to ban his entry into the state.
Assam police had registered an FIR against Swamy in Latasil police station in Guwahati under Sections 120 (B), 298, 153 (A) of the IPC on a complaint filed by Chhatra Mukti Sangram Samity.

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