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The midnight transfer of the judge hearing the Delhi violence, yesterday had ordered an FIR on the provocative speeches of BJP ministers.

Who is Justice S. Muralidhar, Delhi violence

Delhi violence: and the government were reprimanded by Delhi High Court Judge Justice S. Muralidhar over the violence in north-east Delhi and provocative statements by BJP leaders on the issue of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Now he has been transferred to Punjab and Haryana High Court. He was third in the seniority order of judges in the High Court. The Law Ministry issued a notification for his transfer late on Wednesday night. It said that President Ramnath Kovind took this decision after consultation with Chief Justice of India SA Bobde. Earlier on February 12, the Supreme Court Collegium recommended the transfer of three judges including Justice Muralidhar. The Delhi High Court Bar Association last week demanded a reconsideration of the transfer from the collegium.

Delhi Violence: Order of FIR on 3 BJP leaders including Kapil Mishra

Subsequently, on Wednesday morning, a bench of Justice S Muralidhar and Justice Talwant Singh heard the petition of social activist Harsh Mander. During this time, the police had been reprimanded for not taking action against the leaders who gave statements and provocative statements in Delhi. Asked: Is it not necessary to immediately file an FIR against those who incite violence? Strict measures need to be taken immediately to stop the violence. We will not let conditions like 1984 happen in Delhi. Therefore, those who are leaders with Z Security, go among the people. Explain to them, so that they can have confidence in them.

During the 3-hour hearing, Justice Muralidhar directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to watch all the videos of inflammatory speeches and file an FIR against BJP leaders Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur and Pravesh Verma. Justice Muralidhar also played a viral video of Kapil Mishra in the High Court. The High Court has asked the police to submit the progress report of the case on Thursday. Today the hearing will be held in the court of Chief Justice DN Patel.

Who is Justice Muralidhar?

Delhi violence: Justice Muralidhar started advocacy in the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court in 1987. He has been known for fighting cases without fees, including the Bhopal gas tragedy and the Narmada dam victims. In 2006, he was appointed a judge in the Delhi High Court. Justice Muralidhar is known for his stern remarks about communal violence and personal liberty. He sentenced the PAC jawans convicted in the Hashimpura massacre of Uttar Pradesh. Also, in the 1984 riot case, Congress leader Sajjan Singh was convicted. He has been involved in the bench which has ruled on discrimination against homosexuals.

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