Ban on Tipu Jayanthi- Redress grievance before government says Karnataka HC

The court today observed that since the decision to celebrate Tipu Jayanthi on November 10 was a policy decision of the government, it would not interfere.

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The Karnataka High Court today directed a petitioner who sought a ban on the Tipu Jayanthi celebrations to redress his grievance before the government. While disposing off the petition a Division Bench headed by Chief Justice, S K Mukherjee told the petitioner to go before the Chief Secretary and redress his grievance.

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It may be recalled that the High Court had orally observed on Wednesday that Tipu was not a freedom fighter, but a king. The CJ made this observation citing history.

Ban on Tipu Jayanthi- Redress grievance before government says Karnataka HC

The court today observed that since the decision to celebrate Tipu Jayanthi on November 10 was a policy decision of the government, it would not interfere. The court also set November 8 as the deadline for the Chief Secretary to decide on the matter. The Chief Secretary was directed to take a decision after weighing the merits of the case. Earlier the Advcocate General submitted that the decision to celebrate Tipu Jayanthi was taken a cabinet meeting.

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