Allahabad HC on poster case: Court orders to remove hoardings put up by UP Govt

DN Bureau

Allahabad High Court has ordered to remove the hoardings put up by Uttar Pradesh government, with names, addresses and photos of those who were accused of violence during protests against Citizenship Amendment Act on Monday.

Allahabad High Court
Allahabad High Court

Prayagraj: Allahabad High Court has ordered to remove the hoardings put up by Uttar Pradesh government, with names, addresses and photos of those who were accused of violence during protests against Citizenship Amendment Act on Monday. 

Also Read: UP- Priyanka Gandhi meets anti-CAA protesters in Azamgarh

Taking suo moto cognizance of a public interest litigation on the issue the High Court in an unprecedented sitting on Sunday, a court holiday, termed the act of putting up photos of protesters as "unjust".

Lawyer KK Rai had on Sunday said that the court has observed that the act is an encroachment into a citizen's right to privacy.

Also Read: Govt suppressing people's voice, adopting path of violence- Akhilesh Yadav

"The court observed that the government could do something to rectify it," he had further said.On Thursday, the district administration installed hoardings with photographs and addresses of 53 anti-CAA protesters at prominent crossings across the city.

The hoardings included pictures of Shia cleric Maulana Saif Abbas, former IPS officer SR Darapuri and Congress leader Sadaf Jafar, all of whom were named as accused in the violence that swept the state capital on December 19 last year. (ANI)

(Download the Dynamite News app from here. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.)













Related Stories