Hearing a PIL filed by advocate and Hindu Munnetra Kazhagam chief K. Gopinath, which sought to restrain the DGP from allowing any form of anti-CAA protest in Tamil Nadu, Justices MM Sundaresh and Krishnan Ramaswamy directed the Tamil Nadu Director General of Police (DGP) to take into custody all those protesting on public roads, regardless of whether or not it was for or in opposition to the Act if they didn’t possess the mandatory permissions.
When the State Government Pleader instructed the courtroom that the cops had registered greater than 20 FIRs in opposition to each professional and anti-CAA protesters and that charge-sheets had additionally been filed in sure instances.
The decide stated that mere registration of FIRs in opposition to the protestors wouldn’t clear up the inconvenience induced to most of the people and college kids.
The PIL complained concerning the anti-CAA protestors squatting on public roads and never permitting free motion of site visitors.
On the mannequin of Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh, anti-CAA protests by spiritual teams have been happening at a location in North Chennai, often known as Washermanpet. Likewise, opposition events led by the DMK have been organizing protests in opposition to the Act.
The BJP and their supporters have additionally taken out pro-CAA rallies in varied districts of Tamil Nadu and lately held a rally close to the Chepauk stadium in Chennai.
TN BJP spokesperson Narayanan Thirupathy had shared a photograph and identified that an anti-CAA protest that has entered its 21st day in Mannadi, in Chennai has been inflicting extreme inconvenience to the general public as roads had been blocked for merely a handful of protestors. He had acknowledged that the Police would have to take motion and transfer them away from the spot.
While anti-CAA protests have been happening in Tamil Nadu since late January, there are hardly any situations of it spiralling into violence. The solely main incident the place police had to resort to lathi-charge had been on February 14th, when there have been situations of stone-pelting after Friday night prayers and four cops had been injured within the ensuing violence.