In a historic order, Hon’ble Justice Hima Kohli permitted the organisers of the ‘Sounds of Freedom Concert’ to hold the Concert that had been denied permission to be held.
Teamwork Arts challenged the Order, amongst others, on the grounds of equality, since police permission was granted to the yoga guru Ramdev’s Yoga Mahautsav, which was being held at Ram Lila Maidan on the same day.
“This is a thumping win for freedom of expression,” said Teamwork Arts Managing Director, Sanjoy Roy. “It seems poetically just that – thanks to the wisdom of the court – Sounds of Freedom can celebrate the very cause to which it is dedicated.”
The verdict of Justice Hima Kohli validates our belief in the Indian judicial system, and its unstinted support for the fundamental rights of our citizens. We hope that this judicial intervention will pave the way for other performers and organisers across the nation to be entitled to both clarity and timeliness in the process by which permissions are evaluated, and granted.
“Freedom cannot be taken for granted. We have to fight for it at every step.”
(The Board of Teamwork Arts)