HC questions TN govt over promulgatory orders in Dharmapuri

PTI Chennai | Updated on August 23, 2013

Madras High Court today questioned Tamil Nadu government over the continuance of promulgatory orders in Dharmapuri district.

Dharmapuri Collector had issued the order after the marriage of Ilavarasan, a Dalit youth, to a caste Hindu girl sparked anti-Dalit violence last year.

Illavarasan was found dead on July 4, a day after his wife said she would live with her mother.

When a petition by one Vidyadharan, President of Lok Janasakthi Party, came up for hearing today, a division bench comprising justices V Dhanapalan and C.T Selvam questioned Special Government Pleader I.S Inbadurai how long was the government going to continue the prohibitory orders in the district under Section 144.

Dharmapuri Collector through its orders prohibited any public meetings by any political party in the district.

VCK leader Thirumavalavan and others, including Vidyadharan of Lok Janasakthi Party had challenged the Dharmapuri District Collector’s order.

Published on August 23, 2013

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