Jamia Shooter Gets Bail In Hate Speech case

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The Jamia shooter, who is only 19 years, made hate speeches. He shouted comments at a particular religious community saying that the girls should be abducted and killed from this community.

This incident happened when Haryana BJP spokesperson and Karni Sena president Suraj Pal Amu attended the gathering.

This man was arrested last month and was denied bail before. However, a Haryana court granted bail to him on Monday.

He is the same man who fired on the protesters during the CAA and NRC protests, near Delhi’s Jamia Millia University in January last year, injuring one student.

Earlier, another court in Haryana denied bail to the accused. It said that its “conscience was utterly shocked” on viewing a video recording of the incident.

“Freedom of speech is an integral part of any democratic country. However, this freedom has reasonable restrictions. None can be allowed to ignite fire… because he has freedom of speech and can direct hatred towards a particular group or religious community,” said the court.

Furthermore, the court said “..these kind of persons… who, if given a chance, would organize a mass murder to kill innocent lives based on their own religious hatred.” It also said “such hate-mongers cannot walk freely without fear”.

The charges on the accused are – attacks upon the religion of a particular group and for deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage a group’s religious feelings.

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