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Communist Parties-China and Yugoslavia

likely to cause irreparable damage to the person complaining. The Court has prevented crowding, picketing, demonstrating with flags and placards, making speeches, shouting slogans and taking out morchas. It is obvious that the word 'crowding' has been used to prevent a gathering or meeting of people at the entrance of the office premises. Demonstrations, morchas, gate meetings, display of flags and placards are all means of communicating, and the most elementary and peaceful methods of expressing protest. They are rights which are guaranteed as fundamental rights in the Constitution of India. It is the very essence of democracy that people should be allowed to form and join associations of their choice and express their views in public. Judges of the City Civil Court must also know that the workers have a legal right to picket. Section 18 of the Trade Unions Act, 1926 (XVI of 1926), specifically declares that no suit or other legal proceeding shall be maintained in any Civil Court against any registered trade union or any 'office bearer' or member thereof in respect of any act done in contemplating or furtherance of a trade dispute to which a member of the trade union is a party on the ground only that such act induces some of the persons to break a contract of employment or that it is an interference with the trade, business or employment of some of the persons or the right of some persons to dispose of his capital or his labour as he wills.

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