CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has rejected a plea from Hindu Munnetra Kazhagam (HMK) to restrain the authorities concerned from granting permission to the TN Muslim Munnetra Kazhgam (TMMK) to hold a demonstration to condemn the demolition of Babri Masjid on December 6.
No case was made out to grant the plea, Justice M M Sundresh said, while dismissing a writ petition from the HMK general secretary K Gopinath on Monday.
According to the petitioner, the TMMK has planned to take out a procession on December 6 and invited people from various communities for the same. Pamphlets and invitations have been sent and hoardings are being erected in various places. He said deadly weapons, unwanted slogans and photographs of the mosque destruction have been portrayed in the hoardings and the same would create a rift between the members of different communities.
The police should not give permission to the TMMK or any other association for conducting procession or any other event in memory of Babri Masjid demolition, the petitioner said. He said he had sent a representation on November 23 requesting the authorities to remove the hoardings and not to give permission to the TMMK to take out the procession on December 6, but there was no response.
Dismissing the petition, Justice Sundresh said there is no material to show that the authorities — the Chief Secretary and DGP — would not take into consideration the relevant materials.
There is also no material to come to the conclusion that the TMMK, if granted permission, would act contrary to law. Looking from any angle, the court does not find any reason to entertain the writ petition, the judge said and dismissed it.