HC refuses to order arrest of Hindu Munnani leaders


No cause to suspect govt. won’t implement ban: judges

The Madras Excessive Court docket on Wednesday refused to order the arrest of Hindu Munnani founder Rama Gopalan and its state president Kadeswara C. Subramaniam for allegedly planning to defy a ban imposed by the State authorities on set up of idols at public locations for the Vinayaka Chaturthi celebrations this 12 months.

Chief Justice Amreshwar Pratap Sahi and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy refused to subject any such instructions on a public curiosity litigation petition. They mentioned there was no cause to suspect that the federal government wouldn’t implement the ban imposed by it to forestall the unfold of COVID-19.

The judges disposed of the petition after recording the submissions of the State Authorities Pleader V. Jayaprakash Narayanan that the federal government had requested individuals to rejoice the competition this 12 months inside their homes and to stick to bodily distancing norms after they go to temples which have been permitted to stay open.

One other case

Justices M.M. Sundresh and R. Hemalatha, too, disposed of the same case filed by one other particular person on the identical phrases during which the Chief Justice had determined the case earlier than him.

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