Hindu Dharma Sabha supports hate speech bill

2017-02-09 06:01

THE powerful South African Hindu Dharma Sabha last week made a high level submission to the national Department of Justice and Constitutional Development regarding the draft Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill 2016.

If the Sabha has its way and the Bill is signed into law perhaps this year anyone using “slanderous, disrespectful, abusive or insulting” words against a person or persons belonging to another religious group may be fined and/or be imprisoned for a period not exceeding three years (as a first conviction) and 10 years (for any subsequent conviction).

Ram Maharaj – President of the South African Hindu Dharma Sabha

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