We have Fundamental Right to protest against Government
A Constitution Bench of India’s Supreme Court in one landmark judgment held,
‘The right to hold a public meeting in a public street is a Fundamental Right and rule 7, which gives an unguided discretion dependent on the subjective whim of the authority to grant or refuse permission to, hold such a meeting, cannot be held to be valid. Freedom of assembly is an essential element of a democratic system.’
This judgment was delivered the Himmatlal Shah versus Commissioner of Police case in 1973 in which the court ruled,
‘The basic assumption in a democratic polity is that the government shall be based on the consent of the governed. But the consent implies not only that the consent shall be free, but also that it shall be grounded on adequate information and discussion.’
‘At the root of this concept lies the citizen’s right to meet face to face with others for the discussion of their ideas and problems, and public streets are the ‘natural’ places for expression of opinion and dissemination of ideas,’ the judges pointed out.
The Supreme Court clarified that ‘Public meeting in open places and public streets forms part of the tradition of our national life. In the pro-Independence days such meetings have been held in open spaces and public streets and the people have come to regard it as a part of the privileges and immunities."
Then why all the fucking ministers as well as Manmohan Singh said that Anna’s protest against corruption is unconstitutional,
Is there some one who forced Manmohan Singh to misguide indians or Is it Sonia’s/ Rahul’s hand behind Manmohan’s speech?
We want clarification…….
Also demanding to verify the details like source of income. properties, foreign connects, passports and family background of Manish Tewari (C-SP), Kapil Sibal, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Manmohan Singh etc.
Himmat Lal Shah Vs Commissioner of Police 1973
It dealt with a common citizen’s right to hold public meetings on streets and the extent to which the state could regulate this right.