March 26th, 2012
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Madras HC dismisses PIL against prohibitory order

kudankulamChennai: The Madras High court dismissed a public interest petition seeking lifting of prohibitory orders (Section 144 of the Indian Penal Code) clamped in about 50 villages in Radhapuram taluk in Tirunelveli District. The petition was filed by P Pugalenthi, an advocate and Director of Prisoners Rights Forum.

He stated that in the name of maintaining public peace and tranquility was a violation of constitutional norms the state was depriving the people of their fundamental right of free movement. The orders were imposed ever since Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa gave the go-ahead to begin work at the controversial plant last week.

A Division Bench headed by Chief Justice MY Iqbal and Justice TS Sivagnanam in their order directed the district administration to take action against those disrupting transport services and movement of essential commodities. The High court urged the petitioners to approach the district collector on its plea seeking withdrawal of prohibitory orders which has been imposed in the area.


One Response to “ Madras HC dismisses PIL against prohibitory order ”

  1. Jeff

    Okay I’m convinced. Let’s put it to aciton.


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