Take steps to enable people to pay respects to Mahatma: HC
Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the City Police Commissioner to take necessary steps to enable people from all walks of life to pay their respects to Mahatma Gandhi`s statue installed at the Marina Beach here.
Disposing of a petition filed by an advocate, the First Bench, comprising acting Chief Justice Rajesh Kumar Agrawal and Justice M Sathyanarayanan, said "no doubt that the lives of VVIPs and the VIPs, who are under special category cover, are to be protected but at the same time the sentiments of the general public also are to be respected."
The petitioner R Gandhi had submitted the authorities kept away the public to allow VVIPs like the Governor and the Chief Minister to pay their respects to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his birth and death anniversaries.
He said Kalyanam, former Secretary to Mahatma Gandhi, was also pained to see the police action.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Explosion in Delhi's Naya Bazar, one killed; anti-terror wing, Special cell at spot
- This is why Cyrus Mistry was removed as Chairman of Tata Sons!
- Prompt action on border pushes Pak to offer olive branch, says both sides need to 'formalise' 2003 ceasefire
- 7th Pay Commission: Committee on Allowances proposes hike in HRA for central govt employees
- Read letters by Ratan Tata to PM Narendra Modi and Group employees after Cyrus Mistry's ouster