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Breaking information ‘Selective amnesia’: EC rebuts ex-CEC Quraishi on its dealing with of hate speech

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NEW DELHI: In a uncommon confrontation between the Election Fee and a former chief election commissioner who questioned the ballot panel for not submitting FIRs in opposition to hate speech in latest Delhi polls, the watchdog has accused ex-CEC SY Quraishi of “selective amnesia”, highlighting that none of mannequin code violation circumstances he had himself dealt with as CEC, resulted in FIRs.

Quraishi, who led EC from 2010 to 2012, had in an opinion piece printed in a every day on February 8, 2020, puzzled why EC had stopped wanting submitting FIRs in opposition to Union minister Anurag Thakur and BJP MP Parvesh Verma beneath Illustration of the Individuals Act (R P Act) or Part 153 of IPC for hate speech regardless of discovering them “responsible of offences deserving punishment” beneath Part 123 and 125 of R P Act. He, nonetheless, appreciated EC’s choice to drop the 2 from BJP’s listing star campaigners and quickly bar them from campaigning.

In a reply despatched to Quraishi on February 13, 2020 — a duplicate of which is with TOI — deputy election commissioner Sandeep Saxena placed on file every of the mannequin code violation proceedings undertaken throughout Quraishi’s personal time period. “It might be seen from the enclosed listing that no motion was taken by the then Fee throughout this era beneath Sections 123 and 125 of R P Act 1951/153 of IPC 1860,” he identified.

“It’s relatively ironic as how far selective amnesia can mislead the readers,” it was additional acknowledged.

EC cited the 9 show-cause notices issued in elections held between July 30, 2010 and June 10, 2012, coinciding with Quraishi’s time period. Whereas 5 notices have been issued in 2012 UP ballot, three in 2011 West Bengal ballot, two in 2011 Tamil Nadu ballot and one in 2010 Bihar ballot. As per remaining end result of those circumstances, advisories have been issued in 5, warning issued in two and remaining two circumstances closed. No instructions have been issued to lodge FIR in any of the circumstances.

No mannequin code of conduct notices have been issued throughout polls in Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand within the related interval.

Citing the discover issued to then legislation minister Salman Khurshid for asserting 9% reservation for minorities inside 27% OBC quota throughout UP ballot, EC recalled that he was subsequently censured. Khurshid later reiterated the announcement, after which EC wrote to President searching for his intervention. Khurshid lastly regretted his statements earlier than EC, after which latter determined to not take additional motion.

EC additionally issued a discover to BSP’s S C Mishra in 2012 for his repeated references to Dalit-Brahmin political mixture. Although Mishra didn’t reply, EC took a lenient view and merely hoped Mishra could be extra cautious sooner or later. One other discover went to former Union minister Beni Prasad Verma for making guarantees to Muslims, however after he regretted the identical, EC didn’t press for additional motion. Even then Union minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal acquired an EC discover for threatening President’s rule in UP. Jaiswal claimed his assertion was distorted and EC concluded there was no menace of intimidation of votes.

In West Bengal ballot in 2011, CPM’s Anil Basu had made obscene remarks in opposition to Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee. EC solely conveyed its extreme displeasure and warned him to be extra cautious sooner or later.

Throughout Bihar ballot in 2010, EC issued discover to JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav for making private assault on Rahul Gandhi, solely to advise him to be extra cautious sooner or later. The grievance concerning a private assault by DMK chief M Ok Stalin on Jayalalitha throughout Tamil Nadu ballot was additionally closed by EC.

Saxena on Thursday knowledgeable Quraishi of EC’s plans to publish a compilation of actions taken in opposition to mannequin code violators in elections to assemblies and Parliament over the last 20 years.

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