Earlier the Kerala High Court had dismissed the state government plea, saying, "Here the allegation is of the functioning of Assembly Session having been disrupted by the members by trespassing into the Speaker's dais and committing mischief. The aforementioned acts
The Bench said the affidavit submitted by the State of Kerala discloses a sorry state of affairs and does not in any real manner safeguard the right to health guaranteed to the citizens under Article 21
Justice Chandrachud in turn exclaimed that arguments happen in courtroom as well, in a charged atmosphere, but that does not explain the damage of public property or anything done in the public interest.
The Supreme Court on Monday heard the plea by the Kerala government seeking directions to withdraw cases against CPI(M) leaders, including Kerala Education Minister V. Sivankutty, for vandalism inside the state Assembly in 2015, when the current regime was not in power.