HC Warns Against Using Temple Issue for Political Mileage

Published: 26th February 2014 03:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th February 2014 03:10 PM   |  A+A-


The Madras High Court today warned that it will take a serious view if the issue concerning a local temple was used for deriving political mileage.

The First Bench, comprising Acting Chief Justice Sathish K Agnihotri and Justice K Ravichandrabaabu, was hearing a contempt petition filed by social activist 'Traffic' Ramaswamy against authorities for not removing a temple at the gate of the court in spite of the High Court order.            

Some political organisations had reportedly distributed some posters and pamphlets describing Ramaswamy as anti-Hindu which were displayed by him in the open court.         

Taking serious note of the matter, the Acting Chief Justice orally warned that if the temple issue is used for deriving political mileage, it will be viewed seriously and posted the matter for hearing after a week.   

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