Bengaluru: The State High Court on Friday April 1 has dismissed Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to confer Bharat Ratna on the late Shivakumara Swamiji of the Siddaganga Matha in Tumakuru District.
The division bench comprised Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice S. R. Krishna Kumar. They dismissed the petition by one Rehan Khan. The petition was dismissed stating that a direction can be issued only when the petitioner enjoys such a right.
Further, the duo noted that in this case, the petitioner does not enjoy such a right.