The HC imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on the petitioner.

Madras HC dismisses PIL seeking abolition of armed forces in all countriesImage: Madras High Court/ By Milei.vencel, Wiki Commons
news Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 11:38

The Madras High Court on Monday dismissed a PIL filed by a man seeking a direction to the Centre to forward his letter to the UN suggesting, among others, abolition of armed forces in all countries.

The HC imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on the petitioner and directed that the money be paid to Tamil Nadu legal aid cell within a month.

A division bench of the Court's Madurai bench, comprising Justices S Manikumar and Justice CT Selvam, dismissed the petition filed by K S alias S Ganesan seeking a direction to the External Affairs Ministry to forward his letter suggesting abolition of armed forces in all countries and convert United Nations into United National government.

The petitioner argued that the armed conflict between countries was due to the presence of armed forces in every country. To promote peace between states, an establishment of World Armed forces, was necessary, he submitted.

"Defence forces of all nations should be dissolved and a united world army should be formed," the petition said.

The petitioner submitted that he had already written to the Secretary, External Affairs Ministry, making the above suggestion and requesting them to forward the letter to the General secretary of the UN and also heads of governments and states of SAARC countries but to no avail.

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