The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has decided to postpone the planned marches and other events scheduled for November 6 and to appeal a decision by a single judge of the Madras High Court granting permission for the events subject to conditions.
A Sangh source confirmed on Saturday that the organization has decided to postpone the route marches and public gatherings allowed by the Supreme Court in 44 locations in Tamil Nadu, instead of the 50 it wanted.
Stand-alone Justice Judge GK Ilanthiraiyan had on Friday authorized the RSS to conduct road marches and hold public rallies at 44 sites in Tamil Nadu on Nov. 6, subject to certain conditions.
One of them determined that the procession and public gatherings should be held in areas such as the grounds or stadium.
The judge said the rally cannot be allowed in six places where the situation is not conducive – Coimbatore, Mettupalayam and Pollachi; Palladam in Tiruppur district, Arumanai in Kanniyakumari and Nagercoil.
The RSS had asked the court for approval to hold the events in 50 places.
The judge said, among other things, that no one will sing songs or speak badly about a person, caste and religion during the program.
For whatever reason, they will not speak or express anything in favor of organizations banned by the national government. Nor should they engage in acts that undermine the sovereignty and integrity of the country.
Participants are not allowed to bring a stick, lathi or weapon that could injure anyone.
A commitment to pay the costs for any damage that may occur to public/private property en route and a commitment to also bear the compensation/replacement costs, if awarded to another institution/person, who can apply for the same, said Justice Ilanthiraiyan.
If any of the imposed conditions are violated, the concerned police officer is free to take the necessary measures, according to the law, he further said.
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