Thiruvananthapuram: CPI-M in Kerala today came
out in strong protest against the recent High Court order
banning roadside public meetings, with the party`s youth outfit
DYFI taking out marches to courts in different parts of the
state and leaders mounting attacks on the decision.
Senior party leaders who addressed the protesters defended
their colleague M V Jayarajan, against whom a petition seeking
contempt proceedings was filed before the High Court for
allegedly making adverse remarks against judges in the wake
of its ruling on road-side rallies and meetings.
Speaking at a party function in Kozhikode, CPI-M state
secretary Pinarayi Vijayan said the ban was not practical and
the court should have heard the views of the state government
and political parties before issuing such a ruling.
Addressing DYFI workers who took out a march to Kannur
distict at Thalassery, CPI-M central committee member E P
Jayarajan came down heavily on the decision.
He said when his colleague M V Jayarajan criticised the
judgement, he had only expressed eagerness to safeguard
democratic and civil rights in society.
A writ petition seeking contempt proceedings against
Jayarajan for his adversary comments against the judges was
filed last week by C A Edison, Chairman, all-Kerala Niyama
A Division Bench of the High Court had yesterday adjourned
to July 5, the hearing on legal questions involved in the