Monday, Sep 22, 2014

HC okays Ramdev shows in Vadodara, Ahmedabad

The court gave organisers  the permission on conditions that there shouldn’t be any political activity in the events. (PTI) The court gave organisers the permission on conditions that there shouldn’t be any political activity in the events. (PTI)
Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Posted: April 26, 2014 4:00 am

The Gujarat High Court on Friday granted permission for Baba Ramdev’s “Free Yoga Shibirs” in Vadodara and Ahmedabad on April 26 and 27, respectively.

While hearing two petitions filed by one Ramdev-run trust, challenging the Election Commission’s decision to withdraw the yoga camps, the court gave organisers  the permission on conditions that there shouldn’t be any political activity in the events.

Initially, the EC had granted them permission. However, after receiving complaints from some political parties stating that it would probably violate model code of conduct, the EC had withdrawn its permission.

The trust assured the court that no political speech would be delivered and no political person would be invited to the camps. It also assured that the camps would be video-graphed and a copy of the same would be provided to the police commissioners of Vadodara and Ahmedabad.

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