Why was no limit fixed on number of guests at Nikhil’s wedding, asks HC
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Why was no limit fixed on number of guests at Nikhil’s wedding, asks HC

May 6, 2020

Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court yesterday expressed displeasure over the blanket permission granted by the Ramanagara Deputy Commissioner without putting a cap on the number of invitees to the marriage of Nikhil Kumaraswamy, son of JD-S leader and former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, held on April 17, during the lockdown period.

The Court posed this question to the State Government while expressing surprise over the blanket permission granted by the DC on Apr. 16 without imposing any limit on the number of guests. The permission letter stated that those persons identified by a representative of Kumaraswamy could be allowed into the wedding venue.

A special Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice B.V. Nagarathna made these observations during a video-conference hearing on PIL petitions. The Government had told the Court that between 80 and 95 people attended the ceremony.

 “We are not concerned about only this marriage, prima facie the object of lockdown itself will be defeated if the policy of the State and Central Governments is that more than 50 persons could be permitted to attend a marriage,” the Court said.

It directed the State and Centre to tell whether they are open for the District Magistrate to grant permission for gatherings irrespective of the number of persons attending, and that if this was the policy, the Government must allow more citizens to benefit and cannot extend it to only some individuals.

As the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Apr. 15 do not indicate the number of persons allowed to attend weddings, does it mean any number of persons could have been allowed to attend such functions prior to the May 1 guidelines, the Bench asked.

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The Bench orally observed that at the very least, the State Government should have accepted that not restricting the number of attendees was a mistake. The Court adjourned further hearing on the matter till May 12 after directing the State Government to also submit information on the number of vehicle movement passes issued.

11 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Why was no limit fixed on number of guests at Nikhil’s wedding, asks HC”

  1. DR.M.SHANTHAKUMAR says:

    hdd , his wife, hdk – have not worn the mask – and hence a good Samaritan lawyer file case against them

  2. Sarathy says:

    As seen in the photograph not only HDD , HDK & Nikhil’s in-laws even many people standing behind them ( though at some distance) not wearing mask not even at least a mask hanging around their neck !! That means no one ever carried a mask with them ?

  3. DR.M.SHANTHAKUMAR says:

    all of them must be booked

  4. Hare Krishna! says:

    “The Karnataka High Court yesterday expressed displeasure over the blanket permission granted by the Ramanagara Deputy Commissioner without putting a cap on the number of invitees to the marriage of Nikhil Kumaraswamy, son of JD-S leader and former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, held on April 17, during the lockdown period”
    It is clear that the Poor Ramangara DC was pressurised into taking this position. If the DC had restricted the numbers, he/she ( it is she I guess0, would have felt th immense heat of the wrath of Deve Gowda and his clan plus the Gowda community of Ramanagara, which would have landed her in serious trouble. The DC as a result would have moved to another position like the checking of dried fish boxes for export from Mangalore harbour , which this IAS officer would have stayed for years in a smelly environment.
    This sis the facet of independent India, where the politicians rule with immunity!

  5. Samir says:

    I am disappointed with Corona virus also!Even it acted as though Gowda family is beyond its reach! Or is it that even Viruses do not want to get infected with Gowda genes? Or did they even came under pressure? I had hoped Corona would wipe out this entire family and reduce corruption of Karnataka by a few points

  6. How dare you mere mortals!! says:

    How dare you, mere mortals, comment on the two almighty Gowdas. The DC knew that these Gowdas operate in their strong hold of Ramanagara, and any number restriction would be fruitless, as the DSP would not enforce it, fearing the massive wrath of the huge vote bank of the Gowda community. The court also feared the wrath of these Gowdas and their community, and hence shamelessly censured only the DC, and not the Gowdas,by saying that responsible men like them should know better. They did not! Independent India has thrown up worms like them in plenty!

  7. DR.M.SHANTHAKUMAR says:

    it is time jds party must be dissolved by the government

    hdd,his wife,hdf,hdd and hiswifemustbe booked immediagerfly – since somany days nothing hashappened.

    it shows the inefficiency of the police authorities concerned.

    they must be booked immediately,

    it is unfortunate even bsy is keeping g quiet for such horrible situation ! they must be booked and jailed

  8. swamy says:

    Hope Covid Maari show her capacity on these JDS gowdas and their kandaan.

  9. Aakaash says:

    People who have guts will celebrate the marriage and that too in Ramanagar…where were you when Janardhan Reddy and Sriramulu conducted their marriage…Mukesh Ambani also conducted in grandiose manner..were you in deep slumber at that time..

    Instead of commenting upon others do your duty first correctly…

  10. Arrogance is stupidity,it is not guts says:

    @AaKash
    The other marriages you refer to were in Karnataka? If not , Your post sounds stupid, as it was for those citizens in the respective states to comment. You are another of Deve Gowda’s chela. You seem to appreciate the arrogance of this Gowda family. Next, you will say, these Gowdas are corrupt, because they have guts!!

  11. DR.M.SHANTHAKUMAR says:

    beautifully said

    the most corrupt in this state hdk, hdd,hdr and their party. we must eliminate the party in next elections

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