Haryana court asks police to probe Ramdev’s hate speech

Rohtak, April 8 (IANS) A court here on Friday directed Haryana Police to probe a “hate speech” allegedly made by yoga guru Ramdev in which he suggested that those refusing to say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ deserved to be killed.

Acting on the complaint of local Congress leader Subhash Batra, the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Ashwani Kumar asked the district police chief to submit the report by April 30.

The TV channels played video recordings of a ‘Sadbhavna Sammelan’ held here on Sunday, showing Ramdev making the allegedly inflammatory comments.

But for the law, he would have “beheaded” those who were refusing to raise the slogan ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai,’ Ramdev allegedly said.

Batra filed a complaint against Ramdev for the “hate speech” with the police.

When the police did not register a case immediately, he approached the court.

Ramdev is the brand ambassador of the Haryana government for yoga.

The ‘Sadbhavna Sammelan’ was organised here to soothe public feelings following the unrest and violence caused by the Jat community’s agitation for reservations in February in Haryana.

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