Hoardings of anti-CAA protesters by UP govt is violation of privacy: Allahabad HC

On Thursday, the district administration installed hoardings with photos and addresses of 53 anti-CAA protesters across the cityy

Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on sunday observed that putting up hoardings by the Uttar Pradesh government featuring names with photographs of those accused of violence during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is a violation of the privacy of a person.

"Chief Justice observes that photographs placed on hoardings are a violation of privacy and honour of a person."
KK Rai, Lawyer

"The matter will be heard at 3 pm today. The court has regarded it as a serious matter. There are different ways of doing recovery legally but no one has the right to defame anyone," said another lawyer Arvind Pandey.

Taking suo moto cognizance of the matter, the High Court t had decided to hear the case on sunday in spite of it being a holiday.

The court of Chief Justice Govind Mathur has summoned the District Magistrate and Divisional Police Commissioner of Police of Lucknow in this case.

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