West Bengal: Calcutta High Court allows BJP’s rath yatras

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Calcutta High Court on Thursday allowed the BJP to hold three rath yatras across the state. The court also directed the administration to ensure that there is no breach of law and order.

Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty laid down a set of terms and conditions which said that the yatras must not cause any inconvenience to the public and must be peaceful in nature. The police must be on alert 12 hours before it is ready to begin.

BJP had moved the court on Monday after the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) government had denied it permission, for the second time, to hold the yatras. Despite holding a meeting with the party leaders last week, the government had on Saturday said, in a letter to BJP, it would not be able to grant permission to take out the rallies due to law and order concerns.