Commission responds to CEC's allegations of not punishing hate speeches in Delhi elections

by Jeremy Spirogis
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New Delhi: The Election Commission has denied the allegation of former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) SY Qureshi that the Commission didn’t appropriately punish the hate speeches throughout the campaigning for the Delhi Assembly elections. The fee mentioned that when Qureshi was heading the fee, no motion was taken in opposition to the leaders beneath the Representation of People Act and IPC.

Qureshi wrote in an article in an English newspaper that it’s unlucky that the Election Commission didn’t take applicable motion on hate speeches throughout the campaigning of Delhi elections. <! –

                 On Thursday, the fee wrote a letter to Qureshi saying that when you have been watching the functioning of the workplace of the Chief Election Commissioner, the checklist of notices and motion issued by the Commission beneath the mannequin code of conduct is connected. He mentioned that you may learn it kindly. It might be seen from the connected checklist that the then Commission didn’t take any motion beneath Sections 123 and 125 of Representation of the People Act 1951 and Section 153 of IPC (Indian Penal Code) throughout this era.

Qureshi was a CEC from 2010 to June 2012
An try was made to contact Qureshi, who was CEC from July 2010 to June 2012, by telephone to get suggestions on this. However, he couldn’t be spoken to and he didn’t reply to the message both.

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