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HC restrains parties from erecting digital banners on TN roadsides

Such banners distract the road users, especially two-wheeler riders and obstruct pedestrians, the bench said

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

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The Madras High Court Wednesday restrained political parties from erecting on roadsides across till further orders.

A division bench of Justices M Sathyanarayanan and P Rajamanickam issued the interim order while hearing a contempt petition by social activist 'Traffic' Ramasamy seeking to punish officials for 'failure' to implement the court orders against unauthorised

Unless the state government and the local bodies come out with a clear undertaking that the rules and various orders passed by the court would be strictly implemented and no violation would take place, all political parties shall not put up any on the sides of the roads across the state till further orders.

Such banners distract the road users, especially two-wheeler riders and obstruct pedestrians, the bench said.

During the hearing of the contempt plea Tuesday, the court had expressed displeasure over the unjustified reasons given by authorities in the past five years for failing to implement court orders regarding unauthorised banners.

First Published: Wed, December 19 2018. 13:05 IST
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