Tipu Jayanti: HC declines to intervene, asks petitioner to approach CS

Tipu Jayanti: HC declines to intervene, asks petitioner to approach CS

Submitted by Kumuda on Thu, 2016-11-03 17:55 Bengaluru: The High Court (HC) on Thursday declined to intervene in the government’s decision to celebrate Tipu Jayanti this year.Hearing a petition filed by Kodagu farmer Manjunath, Chief Justice SK Mukherjee directed Manjunath to make a representation to the chief secretary. The court also asked the CS to take a decision on the appeal by November 8.The petitioner had appealed to exempt Kodagu district from holding Tipu Jayanti citing last year's group clash during the celebrations in the district. One man was killed during the clash, he argued.