Kerala High Court slaps a fine of Rs 5 crore on PFI

Instances of violence in Kerala after a bandh was enforced on 23rd September

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Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)  – On the 22nd of September, several raids were carried out on various locations of the ‘Popular Front of India’ (PFI) by investigative agencies. Hence the PFI called for a Bandh to oppose this move on the 23rd of September. Many acts of violence were carried out during this Bandh. The Kerala High Court took note of this incident and started hearing on it. With regards to this case, the Court has ordered the leaders of the ‘Popular Front of India’ to pay Rs 5 crore as compensation within the next 2 weeks.

The Court said that people’s lives cannot be endangered by violence.  Due to this strict and swift action, no one will dare to do this sort of violence anymore. If someone does so, then he will have to pay the price. The Constitution allows people the right to protest, but such types of Bandh’s cannot be tolerated.

Editorial viewpoint

The guilty should be severely punished and imprisoned just fining them is not enough !

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