“What are the legal provisions or rules, if any, under which a person can be given a state funeral? Did the Shiv Sena chief fulfill the criteria?” Gandhi said. “I have asked the public information officer at the CM’s office to provide me with a certified copy of these document.”
Gandhi was the president of the Aligarh Muslim University Students’ Union in 2005.
Social activist Nutan Thakur and her husband Amitabh Thakur, an IPS officer, have also filed a petition before the high court saying the provision (section 66A of the Information Technology Act 2000) under which the two women were arrested be declared ultra vires.