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‘Maintain DISCIPLINE’: Uddhav Thackeray urges Shiv Sainiks after HC nod for Dussehra Rally at Shivaji Park | India News

‘Keep DISCIPLINE’: Uddhav Thackeray urges Shiv Sainiks after HC nod for Dussehra Rally at Shivaji Park | Information

MUMBAI: Former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday appealed to his supporters to keep up self-discipline through the celebration’s annual Dussehra Rally on the iconic Shivaji Park in Mumbai minute after a beneficial verdict from the Bombay Excessive Courtroom on this regard. The Shiv Sena chief requested his cadres to make sure that the decades-old custom will not be tarnished. Welcoming the Bombay Excessive Courtroom order, Uddhav Thackeray mentioned, “Our religion in judiciary vindicated.” The attraction from the Shiv Sena president got here shortly after the Bombay Excessive Courtroom granted permission to carry its annual Dussehra rally on the iconic Shivaji Park floor in central Mumbai on October 5.

The venue, the place the Sena had been holding its Dussehra rally yr after yr, received embroiled in a authorized battle after the rival faction led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde too utilized for holding its rally there on the identical day.

A division bench of Justices R D Dhanuka and Kamal Khata mentioned the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company’s (BMC) resolution to not grant permission to both faction was a “clear abuse of the method of legislation.”

The Thackeray faction had challenged the BMC order earlier than the court docket. “In our view, the BMC resolution was not bonafide (in good religion). The petitioner has been granted permission to carry the Dussehra rally on the Shivaji Park previously,” it famous. “The BMC order refusing permission merely on the bottom that there was a second utility filed to carry the rally on the similar place is a transparent abuse of the method of legislation,” the order mentioned.

The civic physique “misused its energy on a flimsy floor,” the court docket remarked. The bench allowed the Thackeray faction to make use of the bottom from October 2 to six whereas sustaining legislation and order. It additionally directed the police to video report the whole rally.

“There shall be no hindrance prompted to the police work,” it warned. “I knowledgeable Uddhav Thackeray concerning the order and he too is blissful. This rally is for the folks of Maharashtra and there’s no politics in it. It’s a customized and custom that has been occurring for a few years. Satyameva Jayate,” Sena chief Anil Desai instructed reporters within the court docket.

The BMC had on September 21 mentioned it was refusing permission for the rally as a result of if permission was granted to anyone group, it might result in legislation and order issues.

The company had additionally cited a report submitted by the Shivaji Park police station expressing this apprehension. MLA Sada Sarvankar, who had sought permission from the BMC for the rally on behalf of the Shinde group, had additionally moved the HC.

His plea opposed the Thackeray group’s petition saying the court docket mustn’t resolve the matter because the dispute as to who represents the actual Sena was pending earlier than the Supreme Courtroom. The court docket rejected this utility noting that Sarvankar had no “locus” (proper) to intervene.

“In our view, the problem of who’s the actual Shiv Sena is pending earlier than the Supreme Courtroom and the Election Fee of India and this petition relating to the Dussehra rally has nothing to do with the identical and therefore we’re afraid we can’t go into these contentions,” the bench mentioned.

The bench additionally famous that the functions for permission had been pending since August 22. “Solely after this petition was filed on September 21, the company sought a report from the police after which on the identical day handed its order refusing permission. The company is unable to clarify why the applying could not be determined earlier than,” it mentioned.

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