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SC Dismisses Petition to Declare Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose as Declare National Holiday

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Aastha Thakur

Published on: 15 November 2022 at 15:39 IST

The Supreme Court dismissed the public interest litigation (PIL) case seeking for the declaration of a national holiday on Parakram Diwas, the anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth.

A bench of Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Justice JB Pardiwala stated that the reasoning given in the plea was not substantial but a mockery of PIL jurisdiction and also stated that the matter actually falls under the jurisdiction of Government of India.

The Court said, “This is a matter for Government of India. What will Supreme Court Do? Take jurisdiction of the court seriously. You are also a lawyer,” 

The Supreme Court dismissed the public interest litigation (PIL) case requesting for the declaration of a national holiday on Parakram Diwas, the anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth.

It was stated that, “You can celebrate it by working hard just like how he worked hard for independence…You are making a mockery of the PIL jurisdiction. You like blue skies and then you will come in PIL saying you want blue skies?”

“At least think what the court can do….The 3 minutes that we spent on your petition could have got relief for another litigant you see. Sorry dismissed,”