Madras HC upholds fundamental right to conduct public meetings

In an order passed by Justice MS Ramesh, the Madras High Court has held that people have a fundamental right to hold public meetings, and the same cannot be done away with merely on the apprehension of a law and order situation arising.

A social organisation by the name of Arappor Iyakkam had approached the High Court last week when police authorities denied it permission to conduct a public meeting aimed at protesting corruption in the state.

The petitioner . . .

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