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Madras High Court dismiss plea to direct centre to educate Tamil people to respect India.

- July 1, 2021

Chennai, July 1(BPNS)

The Madurai Bench of the Madras high court dismissed a Public Interest Litigation seeking the centre government to educate people of Tamil Nadu to respect the country India or Bharat by calling its name as it is in the official writings and speeches by adhering to patriotism, sovereignty, and respect.

The Public Interest Litigation was filed by Advocate T Ramaswamy from Dindigul district. He sought an interim injunction to restrain the Chief secretary of Tamil Nadu from using the word ‘ondriyam’( Union) while addressing the nation India or Bharat in any of their communications, writings, or speeches till the petition is disposed of.

A division bench of Justice T.S. Sivagnanam and Justice S Ananthi observed that the prayer sought was thoroughly misconceived and no such direction could be issued directing the Chief Minister and other ministers of Chief Secretary to speak in a particular fashion.

The court also observed that the prayers were vague as to what sort of education the petitioner wants to give to the people of Tamil Nadu and dismissed the petition.