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Supreme Court junks TN govt’s plea, allows RSS to carry out march

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed the plea filed by the Tamil Nadu government challeging a verdict of Madras High Court that allowed Rashtriya Samajsevak Sangh (RSS) to take out route march in the state. A bench consisting of Justices V Ramasubramanian and Pankaj Mithal quashed the plea permitting RSS to carry out the march […]

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: Apr 14, 2023 10:39 IST
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed the plea filed by the Tamil Nadu government challeging a verdict of Madras High Court that allowed Rashtriya Samajsevak Sangh (RSS) to take out route march in the state.

A bench consisting of Justices V Ramasubramanian and Pankaj Mithal quashed the plea permitting RSS to carry out the march on rescheduled dates.

On February 10, the Madras High Court had ruled that the procession by the RSS could go on despite the state government pleading that there is a possible threat of attack by the banned Islamist organisation Popular Front of India (PFI). After which, the Tamil Nadu government moved the apex court.

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In October 2022, RSS had appealed to take out a procession in the State to mark ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ and Gandhi Jayanti.

During the arguments in the Supreme Court, the state pleaded that it is not entirely against the march but it has to follow a few conditions in certain areas, which are “affected by PFI, bomb blasts, etc.”

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Meanwhile, the RSS’ lawyer contended that other organisations were allowed protest marches but their client was singled out.

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First published on: Apr 11, 2023 11:43 AM IST

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