Supreme Court Slams Tamil Nadu Govt Against Ban On Ram Mandir Activities
When the entire nation is waiting eagerly for the Ram Temple ceremony, the Tamil Nadu government ordered to ban live telecast of the Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha ceremony.
Thus the Supreme Court got involved after a complaint by a BJP member, Vinoj P Selvam. He said that the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin, told the police not to allow certain Hindu religious activities on January 20.
The Supreme Court found this issue very serious. They didn’t like the reasons given by the Tamil Nadu Police for not allowing a temple in Dindigul to give out food (Annadanam) as part of the event.
The court said the police’s reasons were not good enough. They mentioned that if these reasons were used all over Tamil Nadu, then minority communities would have trouble doing their own religious activities.
The Tamil Nadu government’s lawyer said there was no such order to stop the activities. He suggested the complaint was more about politics than truth.
The Supreme Court noted this but still asked the Tamil Nadu government to explain clearly why they accept or reject requests for religious events. They want everything to be done legally and properly recorded.
What really bothered the court was a note from a police officer in Dindigul. The officer said they couldn’t allow the event because the area had more Christians, and the Hindu event might cause problems with public peace and order. The court didn’t agree with this logic. They said the police could manage law and order but couldn’t deny permission just for these reasons.
The Solicitor General, Tushar Mehta, mentioned that some police stations might have written orders about this. He emphasized that the Supreme Court, being a top court, needs to send a clear message that what’s happening isn’t right.
Finally, the Tamil Nadu government had to withdraw its decision and remove all the bans. The Supreme Court is making sure that decisions about religious events are made fairly and for the right reasons.