To the Morcha’s letter in search of permission for 4 rallies by greater than 25,000 youths every for the mega march, the communciation signed by the particular secretary to the house division stated “This is not permissible in the pandemic situation”.
- Last Updated: October 7, 2020, 11:54 PM IST
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The West Bengal authorities on Wednesday denied permission to BJP Yuva Morcha’s ‘March to Nabanna’ (the secretariat) a day forward of the protest programme, citing the Pandemic Act and stated that peaceable and democratic rallies inside “permissible parameters” of solely 100 folks might be allowed. The house division in a communication to BJP Yuva Morcha state common secretary Gobinda Ray and Prakash Das stated the rally, slated to be held on Thursday, won’t be allowed to march up to the secretariat as it should violate Section 144 Cr PC in pressure there.
To the Morcha’s letter in search of permission for 4 rallies by greater than 25,000 youths every for the mega march, the communciation signed by the particular secretary to the house division stated “This is not permissible in the pandemic situation”. “You are probably also aware that Section 144 of Cr PC is in force in and around Nabanna. Therefore, we request you kindly to help us in providing you necessary help for peaceful and democratic rallies, within allowed parameters, within the rules of law and not headed to a destination where Section 144 of Cr PC would be violated,” the federal government’s letter stated.
“We welcome all peaceful and democratic rallies having specific destinations where Section 144 of Cr PC and other provisions of the rule of law are not violated,” it acknowledged. As per the foundations laid down by the ministry of house affairs, political congregations have been permitted with a ceiling of 100 folks, exterior containment zones solely.
The letter was despatched simply hours after the TMC authorities introduced that the state secretariat might be shut for two consecutive days from October 8 for “sanitization purpose”. West Bengal BJP Yuva Morcha had introduced in September its programme to maintain the protest march to the secretariat on October Eight in opposition to the alleged worsening legislation and order state of affairs and the problem of corruption below the TMC authorities in the state.
The authorities letter to the Morcha additionally cited the current Supreme Court order relating to protest and occupation of websites and public areas and public methods. It additionally identified the National Disaster Management Act, which has banned gatherings and political rallies by greater than 100 folks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reacting to the letter, BJP state president DilipGhosh stated these are merely “excuses” to cease BJP and its cadres.
“The Pandemic Act comes into force only when BJP plans to conduct any rally or programme. When TMC conducts rallies and meetings, no rules are applicable. The people of the state are very well aware of the double standards of TMC,” Ghosh stated. Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee had led a rally in the town on Saturday in opposition to the Hathras rape and homicide and alleged torture of Dalits by BJP.