New Delhi: A Gurugram court on Friday dismissed the bail plea of Jamia shooter Ram Bhakt Gopal who was recently arrested for giving a hate speech against Muslims at a mahapanchayat held in Haryana’s Pataudi village.
Judge Mohd Sageer observed that if such persons are allowed to move freely and to indulge in such kind of activities, the very existence of communal harmony may be disturbed.
The court acknowledged that Gopal instigated abduction and killing of Muslim men and women through his speech. “The act of the accused i.e. hate speech qua instigating abduction and killing of girls and persons of a particular religious community is itself a form of violence and such people and their inflammatory speeches are obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit,” the court added.
Observing that the alleged offenses committed by the accused person are very serious and severe in nature and that the consequences of these kinds of activities may be far more dangerous and it may translate into communal violence, the court denied him bail.
Gopal had first come to light for firing at anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protestors near Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in January 2020. He was arrested for the same and was out on bail after some time.