RSS files contempt plea against TN’s call to deny rally

R Karthikeyan, Joint-Secretary, RSS, Tiruvalluvar district filed the contempt petition which will be heard by Justice GK Ilanthiraiyan on Friday.
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CHENNAI: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Thursday filed a contempt petition against the Tamil Nadu government for not granting permission to hold the musical processions in 51 places across the State despite the HC allowing the RSS to carry on the rally.

R Karthikeyan, Joint-Secretary, RSS, Tiruvalluvar district filed the contempt petition which will be heard by Justice GK Ilanthiraiyan on Friday.

The petitioner sought a direction to punish the authorities who denied permission to the route march on October 2 even as the high court ordered to extend permission to the rally with restrictions.

“In gross violation of HC orders, the Inspector of Police Tiruvallur on September 28 refused to grant permission to conduct a procession and to conduct a public meeting on October 2,” the contempt petitioner said in his affidavit.

He further added that the order of the inspector was passed under the instructions of the home secretary, DGP, and Superintendent of Police, Tiruvallur district amounts to willful disobedience of the HC judgment. “The 4th respondent/inspector of police has not even referred to the September 22 judgment passed by this court and has deliberately violated the directions of this court, ” the petitioner said.

Earlier in the day, Senior Advocate S Prabhakaran and Advocate

B Rabu Manoharan requested Justice GK Ilanthiraiyan to hear the contempt petition on Thursday. However, the judge directed the RSS to file a proper contempt and thus he could hear it on Friday after the numbering formalities are completed.

Particularly, the state has also filed an affidavit to review the petition September 22 order of the Madras HC allowing the procession. The state has said that after the ban of the Popular Front of India several outfits are protesting against the decision. It is also mentioned that the VCK, left and other parties have also called for a rally of unity. At this juncture, allowing the rally of RSS would create law and order issues in the state, according to the TN government.

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