Published On : Tue, Apr 26th, 2016

HC notice to Datke, Tiwari and Hardikar over Hanuman Chalisa Programme


 Hearing deferred for after summer vacations

Tiwari, Datke, Moon and Hardikar
: A petition was filed by President of The Nagari Hakka Sanrakshan Manch Janardhan Moon saying the High Court’s directives were not followed during the Hanuman Chalisa programme held at Kasturchand Park on April 7, 2016.

During the hearing of the contempt petition, Justice Bhushan Gawai and Justice Swapna Joshi have issued notice to Mayor Praveen Datke, Leader of Ruling Party in NMC Dayashankar Tiwari and Nagpur Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar. However the case will be heard after the Summer Vacations.

The NMC authorities had, through an affidavit promised the court that NMC will not be participating in any way in the Hanuman Chalisa Programme. They had assured that they will not be involved in any manner nor will they publicize the programme. It was only after the assurance that the court had given a green signal   to the programme.

Earlier an advertisement was taken out to club both the AIDS Awareness and the Hanuman Chalisa Programme. It was at this that President of The Nagari Hakka Sanrakshan Manch Janardhan Moon had to approach the High Court.

After the High Court’s directives, Nagpur Municipal Corporation and Maharashtra State AIDS Control Society will jointly hold the AIDS awareness programme, while Corporator Dayashankar Tiwari and Podareshwar Mandir will hold the Hanuman Chalisa Programme.

Both the programmes were supposed to be held independently. The authorities had given a written assurance that after one hour of the AIDS awareness programme, the Hanuman Chalisa programme will be held.

President of The Nagari Hakka Sanrakshan Manch Janardhan Moon alleged that the High Court’s directives of not putting any banner were also violated.