CHENNAI: A Division Bench of the Madras High Court has directed the Union Home Ministry in New Delhi to consider a plea for declaring freedom-fighter Netaji Subas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary falling on January 23 as a public holiday every year.
“We do not propose to go into the merits of the case,” Justices MM Sundresh and S Vimala said on Tuesday, while disposing of a PIL from KK Ramesh, Managing Trustee of the TN Centre for Public Interest Litigation in Madurai.
The court observed that it is for the Home Ministry to take decision on the plea.
Taking into consideration the fact that the petitioner sent his representation only on January 27, the Home Secretary was directed by the court to pass an appropriate order within eight weeks. The Bench also directed the petitioner to give a copy of his representation within two weeks to the Home Ministry.