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Last Updated : Feb 15, 2018 11:09 AM IST | Source: NEWS18.com

Can't assault & kill in name of religion; warns courts against 'religious bias': SC

Strongly disapproving of hate crimes, the top court maintained that every court has to be mindful of the pluralistic character of the Indian society and hence its duty to objectively decide rights of different groups.

A different religious identity can never be a justification for assaulting or killing a person, held the Supreme Court as it cautioned courts against passing any order which may smack of “bias for or against a community.”

Strongly disapproving of hate crimes, the top court maintained that every court has to be mindful of the pluralistic character of the Indian society and hence its duty to objectively decide rights of different groups.

“We have no doubt that a court fully conscious of the plural composition of the country while called upon to deal with rights of various communities, cannot make such observations which may appear to be coloured with a bias for or against a community,” ruled a bench of Justices SA Bobde and L Nageswara Rao in a recent order.

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First Published on Feb 15, 2018 11:09 am
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