The Supreme Court docket in the present day refused to grant the BJP permission to carry a “Rath Yatra” in West Bengal and mentioned the apprehensions raised by the state authorities “can’t be mentioned to be unfounded”.
The BJP has to handle apprehensions raised by the state and submit a contemporary proposal for the yatra, a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi mentioned. The highest courtroom, nevertheless, mentioned the Bengal unit of the BJP can maintain rallies and conferences within the state.
The Bengal authorities had mentioned in courtroom that the “Rath Yatra” goes by communally delicate areas and can create regulation and order issues. The state authorities had additionally cited intelligence experiences to say the rallies will polarise communally.
To which the BJP had argued that “It’s our proper to carry rallies and yatra in a democracy and state cannot cease our constitutional rights”.
The highest courtroom has requested the Bengal authorities to contemplate the revised schedule of the BJP for ”Rath Yatra” retaining in thoughts the basic proper of speech and expression beneath the Structure.
The Supreme Court was hearing a petition by the Bengal unit of the BJP that had challenged the December 21 order of the division bench of the Calcutta Excessive Court docket, which had put aside the order of a single-judge bench permitting the procession.
The BJP had deliberate to launch the “rath yatra” from three districts of the state. The rallies, based on the unique schedule, have been presupposed to be flagged off by BJP president Amit Shah from West Bengal’s Cooch Behar district on December 7, Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas on December 9, and from Tarapith temple in Birbhum on December 14.
(With inputs from PTI)