PIL plea by Dravidian outfit on Vinayaka idols dismissed by Madras HC

Express News Service | Published: 12th September 2018 05:55 AM
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CHENNAI: A PIL petition, filed by a Dravidian outfit to remove the Vinayaka idols kept at public places and disconnect the power supply, was dismissed by a division bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday.

The bench of Justices S Manikumar and Subramonium Prasad dismissed the PIL from M Kannadasan, president of the Kancheepuram district unit of the Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam, which also sought a direction to the TN Pollution Control Board to inspect the idols before they are taken out in processions and not to permit the idols made of Plaster-of-Paris or hazardous materials or painted with prohibited polluting chemicals, to get immersed in waterbodies.

In his PIL, Kanndasan also prayed for a direction to the authorities to seize the unauthorised sound amplifiers and to prosecute the persons who violated the law. 

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