In a sensational move, Madras High Court banned the use of pictures of the living people on hoardings and banners in Tamil Nadu. It has been a culture of erecting hoardings and banners of politicians and film celebrities in hundreds across the state for which Madras High Court slammed the tradition. The court even directed all the top officials to take the responsibility to keep the state keen and ensure no drawings and hoardings appear across the residential areas.
The Madras High Court took this step after a Chennai resident Trilochana Kumari filed a plea after she faced issues with the local civic body near her residence. Despite of several attempts, the party banners flagged in front of her home have not been removed. The cops too refused to file a complaint after which she approached the court. Madras High Court said that if any banners or hoardings are placed carrying pictures, the person should not be alive.