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No wedding parties at TN library: HC

The Madras High Court has come to the rescue of the Anna Centenary Library once again,directing the state government to not use the auditorium of one of Asia’s biggest library for functions such as wedding receptions

Written by Gopu Mohan | Chennai | Published: July 3, 2012 1:08:40 am

The Madras High Court has come to the rescue of the Anna Centenary Library once again,directing the state government to not use the auditorium of one of Asia’s biggest library for functions such as wedding receptions.

The officials in charge of the upkeep of the library had rented out the auditorium for a wedding reception on Sunday,shocking and angering a large section of public.

The incident was brought to the attention of the High Court’s First Bench on Monday morning by senior counsel P Wilson.

Advocate Wilson argued that such functions with no connections with academic activities would only help to demean the basic purpose of the library. Objecting to this contention,government advocate S Venkatesh said the function on Sunday did not hamper the functioning of the library.

Hearing both parties,the Bench directed the state government to not permit such functions in the library premises any more.

The court also ordered the sprawling library’s authorities to cancel all such functions booked for future and refund the booking amount.

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