Peoples Liberty Murdered. Speech in Tamil by S.V.Ramani.
Hon’ble Justice F M Ibrahim Kalifulla has delivered a historic judgment rendering substantive justice to the un mourned, un hung and unsung common man in Chennai by ordering fresh elections to 99 wards out of 155 wards and directing the State Election Commission (SEC) to recall election certificates issued to candidates elected from these wards. The matter has been referred to Hon’ble Chief Justice A P Shah for appropriate orders.
Mr Justice Kalifulla in his judgment has expressed concern that it is unfortunate that the State Election Commission did not raise even its little finger though an extraordinary situation was unfolding on 13 October, 2006, when the civic election to Chennai Corporation was being held. He has passed severe strictures against the State Election Authority. In his judgment he has declared that the stand and attitude of the State Election Commissioner (SEC) was ‘highly irresponsible’ and that he had ‘miserably failed in the discharge of his function’.
The law-abiding citizens of Chennai had a lurking suspicion right from the beginning that the State Election Commission needlessly functioned as a branch office of the DMK Party from the day on which the elections were notified. This suspicion has now been confirmed by the Judgment of Mr Justice Kalifulla.
Due to fear in the mind of voters in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, they did not turn up in large numbers for the Chennai Corporation by-elections to 67 wards held on Sunday 18-2-2007. In ‘The Hindu” [Dated 19-2-07] India’s largest National News paper, it is stated that despite The Corporation and the Police asking the people “to come and vote without fear “the Voting percentage was less than 25 percent. Booths across the city wore an empty look for most part of the day.
The opposition party leader in Tamil Nadu J.Jayalalithaa [A.I.A.D.M.K.] alleged that the by election held on 18-2-07 were not conducted in a free and fair manner. M.D.M.K. party leader Vaiko, in a statement, he said the fact that only 30 percent polling was registered in the by-elections had justified his party’s boycott decision in the election.
Sri. S.V.Ramani tells the story in Tamil thro “You Tube”.