The Madras High Court recently disposed of a plea seeking directions to respondents to print the photo of Nethaji Subash Chandra Bose on the Indian Currencies to satisfy the voices of people.
The Bench of Justice M. M. Sundresh observed,
"Though we are of the view that prayer as sought for cannot be granted, one cannot ignore the great sacrifice made by the great leader and the persons, who served along with him."
This order came in a plea filed by one K. K. Ramesh seeking a direction to the respondent No.1 [The State Union of India Rep. by its Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Prime Minister's Office] to take appropriate steps towards the printing of photographs of the Nethaji Subash Chandra Bose on the Indian currencies to make the younger generation to understand and appreciate his humane services rendered in securing the independence of this nation.
The petitioner, who appeared in person, submitted that the representation made dated 20th January 2021 may be directed to be considered accordingly.
On the other hand, G. Thalaimutharasu, the Counsel appearing for the respondents 1 to 4, submitted that prayer as sought for is not maintainable and it is for the respondents to take a call.
The Court remarked,
"We need not say anything on the greatness of Nethaji, apart from the contribution made, which starts from his resignation from the coveted post to the creation of Indian National Army. His contribution towards the Indian Freedom movement is unparallel."
Lastly, the Court also opined,
"History of the nation will have to be told and retold again and again for the posterity to remember. Thus, keeping in view of the judicial constrain, we are not in a position to accede to the request made by the petitioner.
However, the Court did call upon the respondents 1 to 4 to consider the said request made.
The writ petition stanood disposed of accordingly.
Case title - K. K. Ramesh v. UOI and others [W.P.(MD)No.1837 of 2021]