The Madras High Court on Friday directed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to hold its ‘route marches’ and public meetings in 51 places in Tamil Nadu on November 6, instead of the originally proposed October 2.
Justice G K Ilanthiraiyan, who gave the direction to this effect, while entertaining a contempt application from the RSS, also directed the state government and the police to give the permission and inform the court on the same by October 31.
If no decision is taken or permission is not given, the court will take up the contempt application and proceed to pass orders, the judge warned.
“Your concern is with regard to October 2, which happens to be Gandhi Jayanthi day. In that case, the event can be allowed to take place on November 6,” the judge said.
The court also said all the conditions stipulated in its September 22 order for taking out the rallies and holding public meetings will hold good for the November 6 event also.