HC adjourns PIL against Anna’s fast till tomorrow

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday adjourned till tomorrow the hearing on a petition challenging the three-day fast by social activist Annna Hazare to press for a strong Lokpal Bill.

Last Updated: Dec 27, 2011, 16:08 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday adjourned till tomorrow the hearing on a petition challenging the three-day fast by social activist Annna Hazare to press for a strong Lokpal Bill.

The PIL filed by a social worker Mangleshwar Tripathi is seeking court’s intervention so that Anna’s fast at the MMRDA Ground is declared as "illegal and unconstitutional".
The court, while passing its order, said holding agitation is the right of every citizen and the persons staging a protest are well aware of the consequences of breaking the law.

"Agitation is the right of every citizen," a vacation bench of Justices Girish Godbole and M L Tahalayani ruled.

The petitioner’s counsel told the court that Anna’s methods of observing fast and holding `Jail Bharo Aandolan` are illegal and the anti-graft crusader is exerting undue pressure on the government.

The lawyer also pointed out that Anna is unwell and should not be fasting.