Chennai: A public interest writ petition seeking a commemorative postal stamp to mark the 150th year of the Madras high court has been filed in the court. The first bench comprising Chief Justice M Y Eqbal and Justice A Arumughaswamy, before which the PIL of M Swaminathan came up, adjourned the matter to August 31, after counsel for the Centre informed the court that he would get necessary instructions from the authorities by then.
To mark the ongoing 150th year celebrations, Swaminathan submitted, the department had issued special stamps in respect of the Calcutta high court on April 21 and a special cover for the Bombay high court on August 14. But, in the case of the Madras high court no postal stamps have been readied for the occasion, though the court is scheduled to celebrate the 150th anniversary on September 8.(Source-The Times of India)