ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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CIVIL LIBERTIES-Right to March in Procession

Right to March in Procession A G Noorani THE Jatindra Narain Commission's Report, published recently, on the Jamshedpur riots which erupted on April 11, 1979, on the occasion of the Ram Navami festival, raises some pertinent questions about the citizen's right to go in a procession over a public road. These very questions were raised in Justice D P Madon's Report on the Bhiwandi riots which broke out in May 1970 during the Shiv Jayanti festival. The central issue in both cases was the right of a group of citizens to go through a particular route despite the objection of another group and in an atmosphere surcharged with hostility between the two groups.

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