On Saturday, a mock drill by the CISF security forces will be carried out in the campus and from November 16, 2015 these forces will start operating the High Court premises.

In pictures CISF personnel arrive to protect Madras High Court premises
news Friday, November 13, 2015 - 18:30

It was the Chief Justice's call that Tamil Nadu police alone won't do and finally on Friday, CISF security personnel arrived at the Madras High Court campus in Chennai.

On Saturday, a mock drill by the CISF security forces will be carried out in the campus and from November 16, 2015 these forces will start operating at the High Court premises.

The Chief Justice of the Madras High Court had ordered on October 30 that CISF forces must be deployed at the campus from November 16. 

On October 14, 2015 the Madras High Court had asked for deployment of CISF security forces in Chennai and Madurai benches after protests by advocates demanding to add Tamil as an official language in the courts turned violent.

The State government had opposed the CJ's demand and moved the Supreme Court. “High Court being a public premises where it is required to deal with public at large, police personnel who are well versed with the local customs and language will be able to render more efficient services," the state had told the apex court.

On November 4, 2015 the Supreme Court rejected the Tamil Nadu Government's request and refused to interfere with the High Court’s decision to deploy CISF personnel. 

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