The Delhi High Court in the case Mission Save Constitution v. Union of India and Ors observed and has directed the Delhi Police and Municipal Corporation of Delhi, MCD to consider the feasibility of holding a public meeting i.e., the All India Muslim Mahapanchayat at the Ramlila Ground on December 18, 2023.
The bench headed by Justice Subramonium Prasad in its order stated that the application already given by the organization, Mission Save Constitution, for holding the Mahapanchayat on December 18, 2023 be treated as a representation.
The court stated that the Respondent No.3/MCD and the Police Authorities are directed to consider the feasibility for holding the Mahapanchayat at Ramlila Ground, Delhi on December 18, 2023.
In the present case, the court was dealing with the petition moved by the organization wherein seeking direction on the authorities to act upon its request and grant NOC to organize the public gathering at Ramlila Ground.
Therefore, the organization is founded by Advocate Mehmood Pracha and it claimed to work for creating awareness among the masses, especially the depressed classes, about their constitutional rights.
The court obserevd that the permission was initially sought for holding meeting on December 04, wherein the MCD took a stand that the Ramlila Ground was not available for the said date and the same can be allotted subject to NOC from Delhi Police.
It has also been stated by the Delhi Police that the NOC was already given to Maha Tyagi Seva Sansthan for organizing ‘Mahayagya for Vishwa Jan Kalyan’ at Ramlila Ground from December 03 to December 15, and therefore, Ramlila Ground was not being available for December 04.
The court in the case stated that it was going into the controversy as to whether the Maha Tyagi Seva Sansthan should have first approached the MCD and then the Police Authorities or as to whether the petitioner organization should have first approached the Police Authorities and then the MCD.
The counsel appearing for the organization submitted before the court that out of the dates given by the MCD and the Police Authorities, December 18 was the most convenient for holding the Mahapanchayat.
Therefore, the court stated that let the application already given by the Petitioner on 10.11.2023 for holding the Mahapanchayat on December 04, 2023 be treated as the representation for holding the Mahapanchayat on December 18, 2023.
Further, the court stated that it had last month refused to grant permission to the organization to hold a similar public meeting at the Ramlila Ground on October 29. The court while considering the facts and circumstances of the case observed and has upheld the decision of the Delhi Police, wherein it revoked the permission which is granted to the organization for holding the meeting. Thus, the court stated that the same cannot be held arbitrary. Accordingly, the court listed the matter for further consideration on November 28, 2023.