Asking what it might do if individuals have been “feeling so sensitive”, the Delhi High Court Thursday dismissed a petition to cease the publication, circulation and sale of Congress chief Salman Khurshid’s e book “Sunrise Over Ayodhya: Nationhood In Our Times”.
The court docket was listening to a plea by lawyer Vineet Jindal who claimed the e book by the previous Union minister “impinges upon the faith of others” because it compares Hindutva to radical teams like ISIS and Boko Haram.
“Ask people not to buy the book or read it. Tell people it is badly authored, read something better,” mentioned Justice Yashwant Varma.
The peitioner’s counsel claimed the e book might lead to a breach of public peace and it was the responsibility of all individuals to take care of peace.
“What can we do if people are feeling so sensitive,” the choose remarked as he proceeded to dismiss the petition.
On November 17, an extra civil choose had refused to grant an ex-parte injunction on a lawsuit by Hindu Sena president Vishnu Gupta to cease the publication, circulation and sale of the e book for allegedly hurting sentiments of a giant part of society.
While declining interim aid, the trial court docket had mentioned the writer and writer had the precise to write down and publish the e book.