HC Stops UP from Turning Schools into Police Camps for Modi Rally - The New Indian Express

HC Stops UP from Turning Schools into Police Camps for Modi Rally

Published: 26th February 2014 08:48 PM

Last Updated: 26th February 2014 08:52 PM

The Allahabad high court today restrained Uttar Pradesh government from providing school  premises for camping of police personnel to be deputed for Narendra Modi's rally here on March 2.            

A Lucknow bench comprising justices Imtiyaz Murtaza and Devendra Kumar Upadhaya, which passed the order taking suo motu cognisance of a report published in a Hindi daily, also summoned the district magistrate of Lucknow.    

According to the report, UP Board examinations are starting on March 3 but in view of the BJP prime ministerial candidate's rally a day before, police personnel have been given permission to camp in some of the schools of Lucknow which may affect the examination process.       

On behalf of the UP government, it was stated that the arrangements were being made for maintaining law and order.           

The court fixed February 27 as the next date of hearing in the matter and restrained the government from allowing cops in schools till further orders.

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