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Setback to Mamata, HC allows RSS to hold Kolkata rally

Saturday, 14 January 2017 | PNS | Kolkata
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The Bengal administration received judicial jolt for the second consecutive day on Friday with the Calcutta High Court setting aside police refusal of permission to the RSS to hold a meeting at the Brigade Parade Ground and allowing the organisation to hold the rally albeit with some riders.

The court not only granted the permission but also pulled up the Kolkata Commissioner of Police for showing his “bureaucratic arrogance” in not giving the permission and asked him to explain his conduct.

The court, however, imposed some conditions for the programme which it said should be held between 2 and 6 pm where only invitees would be allowed in. The organisation would have to give the names and addresses of the people attending the programme to the police, the order said.

No outsiders will be allowed in the programme, said the order, adding adequate security measure should be ensured. The BJP had earlier said the TMC was behind the police refusal of permission to the RSS to hold the rally.

The court had on Thursday overturned the Trinamool-

run Asansol Municipal Corporation decision not to allow MP Babul Supriyo to hold a Sansad Mela.           

 
 
 
Sunday Edition

Tamil Nadu’s political quagmire

19 Feb 2017 | Kumar Chellappan

What will happen to the State politics after the weakening of the AIADMK? There is a positive consolidation of the DMK under the leadership of Stalin, which should be taken into consideration. One can only wait and watch, writes Kumar Chellappan It may not be out of place to write a requiem for a political entity called the AIADMK, which has been admitted to the critical care unit and connected...

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STATE EDITIONS

Mr and Mrs Anurag Thakur claimed to be giving `court arrest’

25 Feb 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

IPS officer Amitabh Thakur and his wife activist Dr Nutan Thakur claimed to be giving `court arrest’ at district police chief’s residence on coming Sunday, to protest no legal proceedings in the alleged rape case filed against them about two years back. In a release sent through mail, the couple claimed that a FIR was registered in mysterious circumstances on 13 July 2015 immediately after Mulayam Singh threat, but no investigation...

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