A bench of Justices M Sathyanarayanan and N Seshasayee heard a petition filed in the matter. The bench said that permission is not required in this matter as the ban on putting up banners is only for political parties.
Let us inform that on behalf of the Tamil Nadu government, the Commissioner of Municipal Administration filed a petition in the court asking for permission not to be given by various authorities in the state to put up banners. In fact, banners and hoardings have been banned in Tamil Nadu after the death of a 23-year-old software engineer last month. On behalf of the government, the Commissioner of Municipal Administration had filed a petition seeking permission from the High Court to welcome the two leaders by putting up banners at the marked places.
Last month, a 23-year-old software engineer died when she was traveling on a two-wheeler and a hoarding, which was put up illegally, collapsed. After this a tanker had passed over him. After this, when the matter escalated, the Madras High Court had banned roadside hoardings and banners in the state and reprimanded the government.