SC directs Tripura Authorities for fair & free election & peaceful campaigning

Swarna Shukla-

Published On: November 11, 2021 at 19:15 IST

The Supreme Court, in a Petition filed by All India Trinamool Congress, held that the Tripura Police authorities have to make sure that no political party is prevented from exercising their rights under the law for political campaigning in a peaceful way.

A Bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant and Vikram Nath passed the order since the process for the municipal election was started. The petition was filed by AITC and its Rajya Sabha MP Sushmita Dev against Trinamool Congress.

The Bench stated, “We expect that necessary arrangements will be made by the Government & the DGP along with law enforcement machinery of the State.”

Moreover, the Court noted in the Order that the Petitioners initiated a synopsis of violence that was taking place against them. The violence took place on October 22, 2021, when a team of AITC leaders and workers were in midst of public contact proceedings. Though FIR was registered, but no arrests made yet. 

As consequence, it was submitted that though the election process has commenced, the Trinamool Congress members have been prevented from the right of the electoral campaign as a result of actual and threatened violence.

The Court also took note of a document produced by the Petitioners which declined them permission to hold a meeting at Agartala city.

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