“Do You Know Who Is Periyar? Justice KM Joseph Asked Tushar Mehta- Here Is The Answer”, Verdictum, March 31, 2023:
“Do you know who is Periyar?” Justice K.M. Joseph is reported to have asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta during the hearing of a case relating to hate speech directed towards minority communities.
The question was asked, reportedly after Tushar Mehta insisted that the speech by a DMK leader calling for butchering all Brahmins should also be considered hate speech and brought within the preview of the case that was being considered. When the Judge laughed/smiled at the request, Tushar Mehta appearing for the Central Government told the Judge that it is not a matter which should be laughed at.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta was referring to the speech of a DMK spokesperson in June last year calling for the genocide of brahmins as advocated by Periyar. “If you want equality, you should butcher all Brahmins. This is what he says. Just because what he said was said some years ago by someone famous, it cannot be pardoned..it is hate speech… this DMK leader does not even face an FIR and he continues to be a spokesperson of a recognised political party”, Tushar Mehta is reported to have told Justice Joseph….”
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