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India: Little joy, fear about Govt’s handling of 17 pending cases against Act

When business resumed after the weekend the original deadline for registration (August 5, 2012) elapsed, food business operators, manufacturers and office-bearers of various trade associations in Madurai expressed mixed feelings about the six-month extension to it. P Subash Chandra Bose, vice-president, Tamil Nadu Foodgrains Merchants’ Association (TNFMA), informed FnB News via e-mail, “There is little joy about the extension.”

“There are more than 20 interim stays in various High Courts across the state. Recently the Madras High Court had vacated interim stays in three of those, following officials from the Centre. Though our argument was a perfect one, the High Court did not pay heed to it. We are afraid the government may follow the same tactics in the 17 pending ones also. However, we will continue filing writ petitions in the High Court,” he said.

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