Madras HC seeks report on flagpoles in public places

CHENNAI: The Madras high court has asked government concerned to file their counter and status reviews via January 9 in a PIL in quest of a path to ban flagpoles in public places.

A division bench of Justice M Satyanarayanan and Justice P Rajamanickam, earlier than which the plea got here up, mentioned in an intervening time order that statutory provisions would prima facie expose that erection of flagpoles via any political birthday party or group without license or permission was prohibited.

But the provisions are complied with moderately in the breach and native body government for causes best possible know to them flip a "blind eye to the said unlawful cases," the court mentioned.

It mentioned putting up flagpoles pose a threat to safety of pedestrians and road-users and it can be the state's duty to compensate the sufferers in the match of the poles collapsing on them.

Therefore, the bench mentioned, it's for the native bodies to make sure no flagpoles arise on street margins or pavements or arches without permission.

The plea, filed via A Radhakrishnan from Salem, mentioned probably the most tips issued via the State Election Commission was for removing of flagpoles of all political parties already erected in public places.

He mentioned the fee had issued path to the police and revenue officers to remove all flagpoles and hoardings post via the political parties.

Besides, the petitioner mentioned, erecting flagpoles temporarily all the way through meetings and public conferences via digging the ground endanger underground telecom cables and electric cables, amongst others.

He mentioned these actions violated the Tamil Nadu Prevention of Public Property Damages and Loss Act.

Recording the submission, the bench directed the registry to send a duplicate of the intervening time order to director of Municipal management and the Commissioner of Corporation of Greater Chennai and DGP and posted the matter for further listening to to January 9.
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