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Madras High Court bars CAA protest plan

The court granted the interim injunction till March 11

By PTI in Chennai
  • Published 19.02.20, 2:30 AM
  • Updated 19.02.20, 2:30 AM
  • a min read
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Protesters during a sit-in against the alleged violence by police on demonstrators at an anti-CAA rally last week, in Chennai, on Tuesday. (PTI)

Madras High Court on Tuesday restrained a body of Muslim outfits from going ahead with its proposed plan to lay siege to the Tamil Nadu Assembly over their demand for a House resolution against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, National Register of Citizens and the National Population Register.

The court granted the interim injunction till March 11.

The court made it clear that it was not expressing any opinion on the CAA, NRC and the NPR.

Earlier, state additional advocate general S.R. Rajagopoal told the court that any application seeking police permission for protest should be made five days prior, but in this case, the federation had moved the police only on Monday for the agitation proposed on Wednesday.

He also submitted that prohibitory orders under Section 41 of the Madras City Police Act have been imposed banning any kind of agitation or demonstration in the city for a period of 15 days commencing from February 13.