For holding a peaceful demonstration protesting the felling of some 40 odd trees (supposedly in the way of the BDA's signal-free corridor - check this), the state (through Koramangala PS) has now filed cases under Sec 143, 146, 147, 141, 341 read with 149, against 5 prominent members (+ others) of the Koramangala community.
Apparently, a notification had been issued a few years back, whereby any group, wanting hold any sort of a meeting, had to obtain prior permission from the police. A few of Civil Society groups had expressed their disquiet over the matter then, saying that it could be put to mis-use. And, exactly as they had predicted, it has now happened. Perhaps it is time the Civil Society came together to demand repeal of that provision, if necessary with the court's help.
It is a crying shame that such distortions of the law take place in the Mahatma's own land.