Published on: 24 November 2022 at 19:36 IST
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has filed a petition with the Madras High Court to overturn a previous ruling that placed restrictions on the party’s ability to carry out its route march.
The organization was ordered by the court to hold the proceedings in compounded spaces like the Ground or Stadium. Additionally, the court had instructed the participants not to bring any weapons or sticks that could injure anyone.
The appellants argued that the single judge lacked legal justification to stop the route march, which was the party’s constitutional right.
The group argued that the order in the writ petition had been altered by a single judge to such an extent that the very concept of a “route march” was no longer valid. The judge had failed to take into account that the word’s very definition did not apply if it was performed indoors.
The appellant argued that the single judge also failed to consider the fact that other political parties held public demonstrations and agitations during the same time period.
In addition, the single judge failed to note that the public meetings and route march took place throughout India without incident, with the exception of Tamil Nadu. Only in the state of Tamil Nadu opposed the route march, citing a problem with law and order and their inability to provide adequate protection as evidence of the constitutional machinery’s breakdown.
As a result, the appellant sought to overturn the Single Judge’s decision and issue an interim order directing the party to proceed with its route march.