Local Administration Looks After Law & order, SC Dismisses Teesta Setalvad Led NGO’s Plea

CJP Teesta Setalvad

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a PIL by Teesta Setalvad-led NGO Citizens for Justice and Peace seeking strict guidelines to regulate religious processions across the country.

A Bench of Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha said
Why do we always want to portray that religious festivals are the time for riots?Let us look at the good which happen in country. See Maharastra during Ganesh puja lakhs gather but there are no riots.

Senior advocate C.U. Singh appeared for the petitioner and argued that the guidelines dealing with these permissions for procession are there. None of them are implemented. There has to be overall guidance.

The subject of police is also under the state list, we are not entertaining this. This country is diverse .The conditions in one part are different from other parts of India, CJI said

CJI indicated that it is law and order issue and can be taken care of by the police and the DM.

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