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High Court bans functions in public parks, streets and roads

January 13, 2006 14:28 IST

The Delhi High Court Friday banned all public functions, including marriages, at public parks, streets or public roads henceforth.

The court warned that it would take serious steps if the authorities failed to prevent the unbridled use of loudspeakers or other public address systems at these places.

The interim order was issued on a public interest litigation filed by a voluntary organisation 'Patanjali Shiksha Sanstha', which complained that the general public was being subjected to severe inconveniences and nuisance due to the use of public places for various functions, particularly affecting school children preparing for their examination.

The petitioners, through their counsel Y K Kapoor, complained that the Municipal Corporation authorities and other officials had failed to take any action against the erring organisers.

The court, while posting the matter for further hearing till February 27, issued notices to the Delhi government, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Delhi Development Authority, the Ministry of Urban Development and the city police commissioner to file their replies within four weeks.

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