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Rath Yatra row: Calcutta HC directs BJP delegation to meet WB top authorities

ANI  |  Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] 

A division bench of on Friday modified and disposed a single bench judgement passed by the court yesterday and directed three (BJP) representatives to meet Chief Secretary, of Police (DGP) by December 12 in connection with the BJP's Rath Yatra.

The decision regarding the matter will be taken by the and relayed to the BJP by December 14.

Earlier in the day, the court accepted the BJP's plea for organising Rath Yatras in and other regions of

The court on Thursday refused to give permission to the BJP to hold the Yatra. The judicature had upheld the concerns cited by the government that the programme may stoke communal tensions and cause violence in the region. The of State had submitted a confidential intelligence report in a sealed envelope to the single bench.

The BJP had planned to hold three Rath Yatras beginning with district today, Kakdwip in the South 24 district on December 9 and Tarapith in district on December 14. The Yatra was to be flagged off by from

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 19:41 IST