New Delhi: The Supreme Court today (April 11) rejected the appeal filed by the Tamil Nadu government against the Madras High Court’s order allowing the RSS organization to hold a rally in Tamil Nadu and upheld the High Court’s order.
A bench headed by Supreme Court Justice V. Ramasubramanian issued this order. Earlier, a contempt of court case was filed on behalf of the RSS functionaries claiming that the police did not implement the order issued by the High Court on September 22 last year to grant conditional permission to the RSS march in Tamil Nadu. The single judge of the High Court, who heard the case, ordered that the rally should be held in the playgrounds with surrounding walls.
Against this order of the single judge, an appeal was filed in the High Court on behalf of the RSS. Hearing the appeal, the High Court set aside the single judge’s order that the RSS rally should be held in fenced grounds. Also, the police should give permission to the RSS organization to hold a rally in the open. RSS organizations should conduct the rally in a disciplined and peaceful manner, without causing any disturbance to others. The Tamil Nadu government should provide necessary security for this,” it had ordered.
Also, RSS to select three dates for this procession and apply to the police department. The organization and the police were directed to select one of the dates and give permission. The Tamil Nadu government appealed to the Supreme Court against this order of the High Court.