Big shock to Yogi authorities, High Court orders elimination of posters of accused of CAA violence

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Prayagraj: The Allahabad High Court on Monday directed the District Magistrate and Commissioner of Lucknow to take away the posters of accused of inflicting harm to non-public and public property throughout the protest towards the revised Citizenship Act (CAA) in December final 12 months. A division bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Ramesh Sinha requested the DM and Commissioner of Lucknow to submit its report by 16 March.

The bench on Sunday reserved its verdict within the case associated to the motion of the state authorities for allegedly opposing the CAA and pasting posters of the accused for damaging private and authorities property. <! –

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                 Additional Advocate General Neeraj Tripathi stated that the court docket has stated that this motion of the federal government (placing up posters) is a violation of Article 21, so the bench has instructed the District Magistrate of Lucknow and the Mandalayukta to take away the hoardings. Tripathi stated that the bench has directed to submit a report on this regard on or earlier than 16 March. The matter might be thought of settled on submission of the report. Advocate Raghavendra Pratap Singh, showing for the state authorities, argued that the court docket mustn’t intrude in such a case like a PIL.

High court docket had taken cognizance of the matter
He stated that the court docket mustn’t take suo motu cognizance of such acts which have been finished by individuals who have broken private and non-private property. The Advocate General termed the state authorities's motion to place up posters of CAA protesters as a "frightening stop" in order that such acts should not repeated in future. Earlier, the court docket had taken suo motu cognizance of posting of posters of accused of violence throughout the CAA protests in December final 12 months on March 7. In the order of March 7, the court docket requested the DM and the Divisional Commissioner of Lucknow to inform in regards to the legislation underneath which such posters and hoardings have been placed on the streets of Lucknow.

Police had put up posters in lots of locations in Lucknow
It is value mentioning that in December final 12 months, the police have recognized a number of accused and indulged in violence throughout protests towards the Citizenship Amendment Act and put up their posters and hoardings throughout Lucknow. These hoardings point out the names, images and residential addresses of the accused, resulting from which the named individuals are apprehensive about their security. These accused have been requested to compensate the harm finished to private and non-private property inside a stipulated time-frame and the district administration has been requested to confiscate their belongings on non-payment.

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