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HC raises concern over loose talks by politicians in public

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Published on 27 July 2016 6:54 PM GMT

HC raises concern over loose talks by politicians in public
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Lucknow: The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court on Wednesday took cognizance of politicians and their supporters making derogatory remarks in public places during protests. HC has appointed two senior advocates as ‘amicus curiae’ to assist the court in setting limitations on the freedom of expression.

Court said that a detailed order will be passed in this regard on July 29.

  • A bench of Justices AP Shahi and Vijay Laxmi expressed grief over the rise in use of abusive language among politicians
  • Court mentioned that in several instances, third person is bound to listen the abusive language used by politicians in public places despite having no direct connection to it
  • In such case, the third person must have a right to take legal action against them
  • Senior counsels Zafaryab Jilani and Raghvendra Singh have been appointed as the court’s friend for assistance
  • Court has decided to appoint several senior advocates as amicus curiae for assistance

Social activist Mamata Jindal has moved a petition seeking action against the concern officers who maintained silence during BSP’s protest at Hazratganj without permission.

Arguing on behalf of petitioner, BHP’s State Coordinator of the Human Rights Cell and lawyer Kuldeep Pati Tripathi also condemned the use of abusive language during the rally.

Kuldeep Pati Tripathi said-

  • During that time many people were passing from there who felt bad to hear such language.
  • Administration people were standing silent.

Court has asked the petitioner to do more research on the subject before submitting.

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