Madras HC rejects plea in opposition to stay telecast of PM Modi’s speech in TN temples

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Chennai,
Feb
10:

Holding
that
there
was
nothing
political
in
the
speech
delivered
by
Prime
Minister
Narendra
Modi
at
a
perform
at
the
‘samadhi’
of
Adi
Shankara
in
Uttarakhand
final
12 months,
the
Madras
Excessive
Courtroom
on
Thursday
rejected
a
plea
alleging
violation
of
‘Temple
Entry
Guidelines’
in
the
telecast
of
his
tackle.

Madras HC rejects plea against live telecast of PM Modis speech in TN temples

In
his
petition,
Rangarajan
Narasimhan
of
Srirangam
in
Tiruchirappalli
district,
amongst
different
issues,
alleged
that
the
efficiency
of
Pooja
by
the
Prime
Minister
at
the
Samadhi
at
Kedarnath
on
November
5,
2021
and
his
speech
have been
immediately
telecast
in
extra
than
16
temples
in
Tamil
Nadu.

It
violated
Rule
8
of
the
Temple
Entry
Guidelines.
This
Rule
said
that
temple
premises
shall
not
be
used
for
programmes
not
related
with
temple
rituals.
State
Advocate-Common
R
Shanmugasundaram
submitted
that
the
participation
of
the
Prime
Minister
at
the
perform
was
telecast
stay
following
an
instruction
from
the
Union
authorities.

The
PM
did
not
discuss
about
politics.
It
was
solely
a
spiritual
programme,
he
added.
Happy
with
AG’s
submissions,
the
bench
mentioned
there
was
nothing
political
in
the
PM’s
speech.
He
talked
solely
about
Adi
Shankara
and
the
preparations
made
to
fight
Covid-19
and
the
identical
can not
be
termed
as
political.

The
petitioner
has
taken
one
paragraph
out
of
context
and
with out
taking
be aware
of
what
the
theme
of
the
speech
was
about.
After
indicting
the
petitioner
for
making
the
allegation
with out
understanding
the
speech,
the
bench
rejected
his
plea.

Petitioner
alleged
that
the
PM
had
utilised
the
event
to
inform
the
residents
about
the
authorities’s
achievements.
The
programme
was
telecast
stay
inside
the
temples
in
the
State
with
huge
screens
and
loud
audio system.
A number of
politicians
belonging
to
the
celebration
(BJP)
attended
the
programme.

It
was
in
whole
violation
of
Rule
8
of
the
Temple
Entry
Guidelines.
It
additionally
immediately
infringed
upon
the
elementary
rights
assured
below
Article
26
of
the
Structure,
petitioner
contended.

Story first printed: Friday, February 11, 2022, 0:33 [IST]

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