To all those who filed the Public Interest Litigation against Narain Karthikeyan’s Formula One demonstration drive in Thiruvananthapuram,
First of all thank you for the immense concern shown in upholding the letter, if not the spirit, of the law on speed regulation on the roads of Thiruvananthapuram. If it had not been not been for your timely intervention, surely the citizens of Thiruvananthapuram would have been put in grave danger by speeding Formula One cars, after all aren’t those things dangerous even if driven by an expert driver and even if the roads are cleared and secured?! Even if we are not run over, we would be all so inconvenienced by the disruption of traffic on the road. Who cares if the Formula One demo drive would have gained national attention and perhaps garnered a few measly extra tourists. A State like ours that can afford Billion dollar bullet trains doesn’t need extra revenue from tourism, does it? Of course not, the 40 Km/Hr speed limit is sacrosanct, a true holy cow!
Even if some may call such activism Personal or Publicity Interest Litigation, we appreciate the Public Interest behind your actions. Now, in case, you are on the lookout for worthy, if not equally important subjects, to file further PILs, here are a few which may benefit the rest of us:
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