BENGALURU: The High Court on Friday declined to stay the participation of Kanthapuram Aboobacker Musliyar, a leader of Sunni Muslims in Kerala, in a Urus to be held at Yemmemadu in Madikeri on March 6.
While refusing to order a stay, Justice A S Bopanna said the district administration will take care of the law and order situation as it has given permission for the event wherein many ministers and political leaders are expected to participate.
The judge also issued notices to Karnataka Board of Wakfs, the Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police of Kodagu district and members of the managing committee of Taj-ul-Islam
One K A Umar had filed a petition stating that allowing Aboobacker to speak at the event will lead to a law and order situation in the district, which is communally sensitive.
The counsel for the petitioner argued that Aboobacker was responsible for the Tipu Jayanti celebrations in Kodagu district turning violent.
The authorities did not consider the representation submitted by petitioner requesting them not to allow Musliyar to participate in the programme as he is known for provocative speeches, he argued.