Chennai: A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Madras high court to restrain the Federation of Tamil Nadu Islamic and Political Organisations and its allied associations from organising the Tamil Nadu State Legislative Assembly siege agitation.
The PIL filed by Varaaki is likely to come up for hearing soon.
According to Varaaki, recently the Union government had enacted the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019.
The Act came into force on December 12, 2019 after the President of India gave assent to the Bill and the same was published in the Gazette. After the enactment of the Act, various political parties and organisations were organising agitations through out the country protesting against the Act.
The agitations by and large have disturbed the routine activities of the general public causing mental agony and playing havoc on their day to day personal life, he added.
He said till date, more than 120 illegal demonstrations have been conducted without permission from the police department. The organizations which were spearheading the agitations have filed several petitions, challenging the constitutional validity of the Act. The Supreme court, which heard the petitions refused to grant stay and observed that the matter will be heard by a Constitutional Bench. The bench also took serious note of rioting and destruction of property during protests against the CAA across the country. It further observed that “the violence must stop”.