Muslim organisation moves Gujarat HC after cops deny permission for rally

Jamat-e-Islami Hind has approached the Gujarat high court, challenging the denial of permission to it by the police to hold a rally in the city.
Justice R H Shukla on Wednesday asked the police to resolve the issue by discussing it with the organisers, and posted the matter for further hearing on August 29.(Representative photo/Shutterstock)
Justice R H Shukla on Wednesday asked the police to resolve the issue by discussing it with the organisers, and posted the matter for further hearing on August 29.(Representative photo/Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 24, 2016 11:32 PM IST
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ByPTI, Ahmedabad

Jamat-e-Islami Hind has approached the Gujarat high court, challenging the denial of permission to it by the police to hold a rally in the city.

Justice R H Shukla on Wednesday asked the police to resolve the issue by discussing it with the organisers, and posted the matter for further hearing on August 29.

The judge, however, remarked that the police can regulate a rally, but cannot prohibit it.

Jamat-e-Islami Hind had on August 13 applied to the city police for permission to hold a public meeting at the Town Hall on August 21 and a rally on August 22 as a part of its nation-wide `peace and harmony campaign’.

The police permitted the public meeting but not the rally, after which the organisation moved the court.

The organisers now plan to hold the rally on September 1. A procession is planned on that day from the Town Hall in Paldi locality which will culminate at the historical Lal Darwaza in Old City area.

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