Social activist moves Bombay HC on Amit Shah’s meet at Goa airport

On July 1, Shah, who was on a two-day visit to Goa, allegedly held a meeting at the airport complex in presence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and Union minister Sripad Naik. Aires Rodrigues had then filed a complaint, terming the meeting as illegal.

By: PTI | Panaji | Published:July 7, 2017 4:37 pm
Amit Shah, Amit shah meeting, Bombay High court, Amit shah Goa airport meeting, BJP, The Congress too had demanded that a case of trespass be registered in connection over it. (File photo)

A social activist on Friday filed a petition before the Bombay High Court here against the public meeting held by BJP President Amit Shah in a prohibited area at the Goa airport in Dabolim on July 1. “The petitioner seeks to ensure that there is no legal infringement and/or abdication of duty within the legal framework by which a government and/or authorities are permitted to allow high handed violation of law,” the petition filed by Aires Rodrigues submitted.

A division bench comprising Justice F M Reis and Justice Nutan Sardessai will hear the petition on July 10.

The petitioner has made the Union Civil Aviation ministry, the Director of the Airport Authority of India and Deputy Commandant of Central Industrial Security Force as the respondents.

In his petition, Rodrigues has said that probably for the first time ever in the history of the country, a public meeting was organised by a political party on July 1, 2017 within the high security precincts of an airport when Goa BJP held a public meeting addressed by its party president at the Dabolim aerodrome.

On July 1, Shah, who was on a two-day visit to Goa, allegedly held a meeting at the airport complex in presence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and Union minister Sripad Naik.

Rodrigues had then filed a complaint with the Union civil aviation ministry, Goa chief secretary and the state’s police chief, terming the meeting as illegal.

The Congress too had demanded that a case of trespass be registered in connection over it.

The BJP had initially said the party received the necessary permission for the meeting, which took place “not inside the facility as claimed” by others.

However, it later said the crowd which greeted Shah at the airport had gathered there spontaneously and that it was “not a planned meeting”.

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    Gaddam Limbadri
    Jul 8, 2017 at 9:48 am
    This arrogant Shah deserve suitable punishment
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    Baldev Singh Sidhu from Germany
    Jul 8, 2017 at 12:54 am
    This is good. BUT what thease activitist were doing when the whole congress govt was looting under mona p m and Sonia Gandhi,every day new big scan then previosly one.And these so called were died when Rajib killed 1000 inocent Sikhs in 1984.
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    Raja
    Jul 7, 2017 at 6:12 pm
    India needs courageous activist, Kudos.
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