The court gave the order while replying to a petition filed by one Vijaya Singh who urged the court to ask police to deploy heavy security guards preventing lovers from involving in obscene acts at public places on Valentine's Day.
The petitioner in his plea also urged the court to order Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) to bar the students in uniform from entering into several parks in Lucknow on Friday, Feb 14 when the world celebrates the day of Love.
Various kind of freedoms guaranteed for Indian citizens by the Constitution: HC
The court, however, dismissed the petition saying, "Various kinds of freedoms under Article 19 of the Constitution have been guaranteed to the citizens of the country which includes freedom of movement, of course subject to only maintain the security of the state, public order, decency and morality etc."
The court also observed, "If the prayer made in the petition is granted, it would clearly amount to running contrary to the freedom of movement guaranteed under the Article 19 (1) (d) of the Constitution of India. Accordingly, we refrain ourselves from entertaining the petition."