HC directs UP govt to file response on PIL by May 27

The Allahabad High Court on Monday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file its response on a PIL challenging the government order imposing restrictions on demonstrations and dharnas.

Last Updated: May 23, 2011, 14:07 PM IST

Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Monday
directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file its response on
a PIL challenging the government order imposing restrictions
on demonstrations and dharnas.

The Lucknow bench of the court comprising Justice
Pradeep Kant and Justice Rituraj Awasthi while passing the
order on the PIL filed by Naitik Party fixed May 27 as the
next date of hearing.

The petitioner has submitted that an order passed by
the state government on April 27 regarding demonstrations and
dharnas was illegal and against the Constitutional provisions.

The counsel Chandra Bhushan Pandey said that in the
order provision of giving a written undertaking while taking
permission from the government to hold agitation was against
the provisions of the law.

The government on April 27 had passed an order in
which it had made mandatory to take permission of the local
administration while organising demonstrations and dharnas and
give a written undertaking of peaceful agitation.

As per the order, in case of loss of property during
the agitation by political parties provision had been made to
realise the cost from their leaders.

PTI

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