Flex Board Allowed by Madras High Court to Welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping, Days After Chennai Techie Subashree's Death in Tragic Accident
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Chennai, October 3: The Madras High Court gave permission for the erection of flex boards on Thursday from Chennai airport to Mahabalipuram, on behalf of the Centre and Tamil Nadu government to welcome President of China Xi Jinping. Madras High Court Raps AIADMK Government in Tamil Nadu After Illegal Flex Board Kills Techie, Says 'We Have Lost Faith in You'.

Last month, High Court came down heavily on Tamil Nadu government for failing to implement its order banning hoardings of political parties in the state. Referring to the tragic death of the 23-year-old technician-Subashree, the court said that the incident was a result of  "bureaucratic apathy”.

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“There is zero respect for lives in this country. It is a bureaucratic apathy. Sorry, we have lost faith in the government,” Justice Seshasayee was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. High Court went to the extent of saying that it was tired of passing multiple orders against illegal flex boards.

A controversy erupted after Subashree lost her life after an illegal flex banner erected in Pallikaranai of an AIADMK functionary allegedly fell on the two-wheeler she was riding. She was run over by a water tanker after she lost balance and fell on the road.

In 2017, the Madras High Court had passed an order banning hoardings of living persons and political parties along roads and pavements as it obstructs traffic and is a major cause of inconvenience to the pedestrians.