RSS in TN to move court on rally ban

RSS in TN to move court on rally ban

The Rashtriya Swaywamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Tamil Nadu said on Monday that it would move the Madras High Court against the state police for denying it to take out a procession despite court permission.

More than 20,000 RSS workers were arrested by the police on Sunday when they tried to take out a rally to mark Founder's day. All the arrested were released a few hours later.

A senior RSS leader said  though the court allowed the outfit to take out rallies in all districts in Tamil Nadu, the police had not only prevented the cadres from taking out the procession for wearing their uniforms but also arrested them.

“Our rights have been denied and, therefore, we will be filing a contempt of court petition against the Tamil Nadu Police on Tuesday,” he told reporters.

The police said they denied permission as RSS workers were clad in khaki uniforms. According to them, it was based on the amendment to the Chennai City Police Act, 1888, which prohibits training or assembly by groups with arms or in uniform that resembles that of the armed forces or the police.

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