HC refuses to stay Tipu Jayanti celebrations

HC refuses to stay Tipu Jayanti celebrations

 The High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday refused to grant stay on celebrating Tipu Jayanti in the state.

The court directed the state government to take necessary steps to maintain law and order for avoiding incidents of communal disharmony during the celebrations.  

A division bench of acting Chief Justice H G Ramesh and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar were hearing a PIL seeking to restrain the government from celebrating Tipu Jayanti on November 10.

The petitioner had stated that celebrating Tipu Jayanti will result in communal disharmony in the districts of Udupi, Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu and also cited that two persons had died in the past in communal incidents resulting from celebrating the anniversary in these districts in the past.

The government counsel stated that they will ensure that law and order is maintained to avoid such incidents and this petition had been filed with the intention to seek publicity.

The bench stated that this issue needs detailed debate and a response from the government and that court cannot interfere in this matter at this stage.

The bench also directed the state government to file their objections within the next four weeks.

 

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