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In the matter pertaining to the legality of the Section 144 order that was imposed in Bangalore on December 18, the Karnataka High Court today granted time to the petitioners to file their rejoinder to the objections tendered by the state government.
In its statement of objections filed against the petition, the state government has contended that it has been consistently respecting and supporting the people’s right to peacefully protest. This is evident from the fact that since the Section 144 order was lifted, permissions for nine protests have been granted, the statement of objections notes.