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Rath Yatra: BJP moves HC against refusal of permission

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The BJP on Friday moved an appeal

before a division bench of the against refusal of permission for its Rath Yatra.

Granting leave to the BJP to file the appeal, a division bench comprising Justices B Somadder and A Mukherjee said it will hear the matter at 12.30 pm.

The bench directed BJP's lawyers to serve copy of the appeal to the government and other respondents before the matter is taken up for hearing.

A single bench of the high court on Thursday said it cannot grant permission at this stage for the BJP rally in Coochbehar, scheduled to be flagged off by on Friday, after the government refused to allow the event on the grounds that it might cause communal tension.

The court directed that superintendents of police of all districts in will file a report by December 21 to it on the holding of 'rath yatra' rallies by the (BJP), after hearing all district presidents of the party.

Directing that the rally stands deferred till the next date of hearing on January 9, Justice observed that the prayer of BJP for permission to hold the Rath Yatra cannot be granted at this stage.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 11:15 IST