The Right to Hold Public Meetings

In its decisions dated 15 September, 1972, the Gujarat High Court, before a five judge bench in the case of Himat Lal K. Shah vs Commissioner Of Police (AIR 1973 SC 87: (1973) 1 SCC 227) held that Rule Nos. 7 to 11, 14 and 15 of the Rules for Processions and Public Meetings and Sections 33(o) read with 33(y) of the Bombay Police Act, 1951 were intra vires the sub-section under which they were framed and that they did not violate the fundamental old Publicrights of the petitioner under Art. 19(1) (a) or (b). 

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