Shiv Prasad Semwal vs State Of Uttarakhand 2024 INSC 220 – S 153A IPC –

Indian Penal Code, 1860; Section 153A IPC- In order to constitute offence, the prosecution must come out with a case that the words ‘spoken’ or ‘written’ attributed to the accused, created enmity or bad blood between different groups on the ground of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., or that the acts so alleged were prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony – The presence of two or more groups or communities is essential- Referred to Manzar Sayeed Khan v. State of Maharashtra (2007) 5 SCC 1. (Para 26-29)

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