HC allows indefinite fast for making Tamil official language in high court

An advocate has planned to conduct indefinite fast for his demand to implement Tamil as the official language of the High Court.

Published: 17th July 2017 07:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2017 07:40 AM   |  A+A-

Madras High Court. (File photo)

Madras High Court. | Express File Photo

By Express News Service

MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court has allowed an advocate to conduct indefinite fast in support of his demand to implement Tamil as the official language of the High Court. Passing orders on a petition filed by advocate Bhagavath Singh, Justice S S Sundar imposed various conditions to allow the protest.

The petitioner was directed to give an assurance affidavit to the police regarding maintenance of tranquillity and providing names of the members participating in the fast and of those of political leaders lending their support to the fast in person. The judge also allowed the plea to observe fast at Kalavaasal from July 27. Singh approached court after police did not respond to his plea to protest.

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