Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday directed the Telangana government and its police authorities to spell out their stand on permitting the newly launched Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) to hold its public meeting in the city on April 29.
Justice M. Satyanarayana Murthy was dealing with a petition filed by professor Kodanda-ram, the chairman of Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) challenging the action of the DCP in refusing to permission to organise the party’s launch meeting at Saroornagar stadium.
Ms B Rachna Reddy, the counsel for the petitioner, told the court that it is the fifth time that the police and the government are refusing the permission for the TJAC to organise their meeting in the city.
Stating that the petitioner had applied to the DCP informing that the meeting will be conducted from 2 pm to 9 pm without causing inconvenience to the public, she submitted that their application was refused on flimsy grounds.
He brought to the notice of the court that the government is allowing cinema functions, DWCRA melas and also religious programmes in LB Stadium and NTR stadium, but they refuse permission to the TJAC to hold its meeting.
She said that they have also applied to the city police commissioner to permit their public mee-ting either at LB Stad-ium or NTR Stadium.
Mr. S Sharath Kumar, special counsel of the government requested time to get instructions from the authorities. The judge posted the case to Monday....