A public interest litigation petition against the holding of Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament in South Africa has been filed in Rajasthan High Court which will hear it on Monday.
The petition filed by President of All India Karate Federation Rameshwar Nirvan before a Division Bench comprising Justice R C Gandhi and Justice Mahesh Bhagwati claims that the shifting of the venue will cost huge revenue loss to the nation besides depriving entertainment to cricket fans.
The petition also said that it was a national shame to shift the tournament which gave a message that the Government was incompetent in fighting terrorist threats.
It has been contended in the writ that general elections does not mean that the entire public life should come to a standstill.
The petition demands that the IPL matches should be held in the country and the Central Government should be directed to provide the necessary security, if necessary by providing para-military and armed forces to assist the police.