The conditions include no speech should be made against any religion, the government or its policies.

Madras HC gives permission to celebrate Tipu Sultans birth anniversaryImage Courtesy: via Wikimedia Commons
news Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 09:53

The Madras High Court has asked the Tamil Nadu police to grant permission to a political group to conduct an event celebrating the birth anniversary of the monarch Tipu Sultan in January with 17 conditions in Vellore district.

A group called Thamizhaga Makkal Jannayaga Katchi had moved to Madras High Court after the police denied permission to organize an event to celebrate the birth anniversary of the emperor. On November 20, the police had informed the court that they took this step to maintain law and order in the district.

The police said on Wednesday that they were ready to provide permission to the Tamil group to organize an event with 17 conditions. The conditions are no speech should be made against any religion, the government or its policies. The speeches should be only about the life of Tipu Sultan.

The Tamil group said that as November 20, the birth date of Tipu Sultan had passed so they would like to conduct the event on November 27. The counsel for the government said that there was not enough time to make security arrangements for the event.  So, they asked to organize an event on January 9 or 10 and the judge asked police to grant permission for the same.

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