BJP leader wanted to take a Vinayaka Chaturthi procession through a communally sensitive area. When Police stopped him since the Madras High Court has banned processions in that area, he used abusive language both for the police and the High Court.
CHENNAI — The Madras High Court on Monday registered a suo motu case against BJP’s national secretary H Raja and asked him to appear before the court. The BJP functionary had used abusive language against the High Court.
The High Court has asked him to appear before it in person in four weeks time.
The bench headed by Justice CT Selvam and Justice Nirmal Kumar sought an explanation from the BJP leader for his derogatory remarks against the High Court.
In a video, which went viral on Saturday, a visibly angry H Raja is seen allegedly shouting at policemen and verbally abusing the court. The police lodged a complaint against him on Sunday.
As per media reports, the incident took place in Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu when the police tried to prevent a Vinayaka Chaturthi procession headed by Raja from entering a communally sensitive area since the Madras High Court has banned processions there.
Attempt To Create A Dent In Judiciary Will Promote Fascism, Naxalism: HC
Taking strong note of the derogatory remarks of the BJP leader, the High Court said:
“… we Judges are but cogwheels in the administration of Justice, till we have done our time and wane away. It is the majesty of this Institution, the Hon’ble Superior Courts and Courts below, which is paramount and it is this that we seek to uphold. The Judiciary held in high esteem by all right thinking people and which holds its head high by virtue of its numerous decisions both of old and of new has held aloft the flag of Justice.
Any attempt at creating a dent in this most revered pillar of our democratic system could lead to promotion of fascism, naxalism and all that is opposed to democracy.”