HC expressed hope that PMK would conduct its annual public meeting with all maturity and public responsibility

HC grants permission to PMK to hold meeting dismisses PIL
news TN 2016 Friday, February 26, 2016 - 08:09

A PIL seeking to quash permission granted by the court to PMK for a meeting in Vandalur was put aside by Madras High Court.

The petition was filed on grounds of violence during a similar meeting in the past.

The Madras High Court expressed hope that PMK would conduct its proposed annual public meeting with all maturity and public responsibility.

Petitioner Varaaki, journalist and founder president of Indian Makkal Mandram, said he had opposed grant of permission by authorities to PMK for the meeting in Mamallapuram in 2013 also, but on the court's directive, it was allowed. The meeting was marred by violence and vandalism.

Observing that it had been stated that conditions had already been specified, the bench said the issue would be of their implementation and cancellation of permission in case of any violation.

"We would expect respondent PMK to conduct the meeting with all maturity and public responsibility," the court said, disposing of the PIL.

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