Recently, the Madras High Court disposed of a petition seeking directions to respondents to print photos of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Indian Currencies to satisfy people’s voices.
The Bench observed that even though the prayer sought cannot be granted, they can’t ignore Bose’s tremendous sacrifices and the people who served along with him.
The order described above came in a plea filed by KK Ramesh. He requested the Court to direct the Union of India to print photographs of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Indian currency notes so that the younger generation can appreciate the sacrifice and services rendered by Netaji.
However, the Counsel for the respondents argued that the prayer sought was not maintainable, and only the respondents can take such a decision.
Observation of the Court
The Court stated that Netaji’s contributions were unparalleled, like resigning from a coveted post to creating the Indian National Army.
Lastly, the Hon’ble High Court remarked that our great nation’s history has to be retold again and again so that future generations can remember it. However, due to judicial constraint, they cannot accede to the request.
However, the Court asked the Respondents to consider the request of the petitioner.
Title: KK Ramesh vs UOI & Ors
Case No.: WP (MD)No.1837 of 2021
Date of Order: 04.02.2021
Coram: Hon’ble Justice MM Sundresh.