Yogi government to knock top court’s door against High Court verdict to remove anti-CAA rioters’s hoardings in Lucknow

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Lucknow, March 10: The Yogi Adityanath government has made up its mind to go to the Supreme Court against the High Court’s order to remove the hoardings of those committed violence in the name of peaceful protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

However, after Holi, the government will file an appeal in the Supreme Court. Therefore, according to sources, at present, hoardings bearing names, address and photos of miscreants on CAA violence will not be removed from the streets of the capital.

After the High Court’s decision, in the capital late Monday evening, Additional Chief Secretary Home Awanish Awasthi held a high-level meeting in this regard at Lok Sabha, in which Police Commissioner Sujit Pandey and Lucknow District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash were present along with other senior officials.

In view of the stand of the court, various aspects were discussed in detail in the meeting. During this time there was also a discussion on the legal aspects. According to sources, the consent of the officials has been agreed to go to the Supreme Court. However, nothing is being said about this officially. The state government has about a week to execute the court order. Therefore, the final decision in this regard will be taken as per the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

According to sources, the state government can file an appeal in the Supreme Court by taking the final decision on Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s arrival in Lucknow on the occasion of Holi.

In fact, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that the government is still studying the decision of the High Court. Whatever decision will be made will be made in the interest of 23 crore people of Uttar Pradesh. Since then, there was speculation that the government has made up its mind to go to the Supreme Court on this matter.

Earlier, the Allahabad High Court said in its order on Monday that it is illegal to put up hoardings and photographs on the streets of the alleged accused of anti-CAA violence in Lucknow to recover the loss caused by violence without any legal provision.

The court observed that the installation of such hoardings by the state government is interference in the privacy of the people and a violation of Article 21 of the Constitution.

 The High Court directed the District Magistrate and the Commissioner of Police to submit a compliance report in relation to this order to the Registrar General of the High Court by March 16.