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Monday, 7 November 2011

Swami Agnivesh gets a scolding from Supreme Court

While hearing a petition of Swami Agnivesh for quashing a FIR against him, a Supreme Court bench of Justice H L Dattu observed "...U can't take sentiments of ordinary people for granted. You should weigh your words before you speaks.."

The bench asked pointed questions to Swami Agnivesh's lawyers. Court also asked why should they interfere in the matter at this stage. "...These people will be careful in future. if we start quashing charges then they will not realise. One makes a statement, its printed and widely circulated. You achieved ur purpose now you realise..."

Agnivesh had approached Supreme Court for quashing the charges against him for hurting religious sentiments of people and proceedings pending in Haryana court. Agnivesh had made certain statements against amarnath yatra.

Court adjourned the case for Monday after Senior Advocate Gopal subramaniam requested to file an affidavit by swami.

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