Writ Petition to forbear Muslim associations for conducting procession in the name of Babari Mosque Demolition on 6.12.2014 dismissed

Madras High Court-The writ petition filed by the Hindu Munnetra Kalagam to forbear the State Authorities from granting any permission either to the Tamilnadu Muslim Munnetra Kalagam or to any other organizations for conducting any procession or other events on the occasion of the anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid, on 06.12.2014 was dismissed by the Court. 

The present writ petition was filed by the General Secretary of The Hindu Munnetra Kalagam who contended via his counsel K.Mylsamy that if the processions and demonstrations by the Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kalagam are allowed then it would destroy the peace and tranquility and the atmosphere of religious tolerance. The respondents were represented by P.S. Gandhi, AGP.

V. Ramasubramanian, J  in his order observed that when so many organizations professing different faiths which,are antithetic to each other come up, then the Court repeatedly passes orders directing the Government to give permission to all organizations holding extreme.view points on the basis of Fundamental Right to freedom of speech and expression. When the Court is trying to enforce the Constitutional mandate by directing the State to grant permission to all Authorities, it is not open to the petitioner to use the very same Court to curtail the Constitutional mandate. He further stated that once permission was granted to Hindu Munnani to hold demonstrations on 06.12.2014, it is completely unethical and unlawful to deny permission to organizations holding opposite point of view. The Hindu Munnetra Kalagam v. Chief Secretary, Decided on 03.12.2014

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