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Name and shame: Larger Bench to hear next week

12-03-2020

New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Thursday did not interfere with the Allahabad High Court's suo motu order for removal of posters or hoardings depicting pictures, names and addresses of anti- CAA protesters in Lucknow.'The matter is to be taken up by a larger bench of the Apex Court in coming week,' a bench of the Court headed by Justice U U Lalit said, today in its order.The Top Court requested the CJI S A Bobde, to set up a larger bench to decide the name and shame posters of anti- CAA protesters in Uttar Pradesh.There is no law which can back your action, the Court told the Uttar Pradesh government, which had challenged the Allahabad HC's order to remove name and shame hoardings of anti- CAA protesters.

The Apex Court also heard the arguments and submissions from accused persons who had allegedly been involved in arsoning during the protest at the CAA rally in Lucknow.'It is the grossest form of violation of my human rights. It is an open invitation to public to lynch me,' Colin Gonsalves, lawyer for one accused, told the Court. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Uttar Pradesh government, said that the decision by the state government was correct and it was under law and statute the posters and hoardings of accused persons were put in the state.

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