Centre to move HC on Sehajdhari issue
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Last Updated: Friday, September 02, 2011, 22:43
Chandigarh: The Centre will move the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday seeking recall of the High Court order yesterday on a plea challenging the 2003 notification barring Sehajdharis or non-baptized Sikhs from voting in SGPC elections, a senior law officer said Friday.

Following a statement made by Harbhagwan Singh, senior counsel representing the Union of India, that the Centre had decided to withdraw the notification, the High Court had said: "In view of the statement by senior advocate Harbhagwan Singh, the reference made to the full Bench is rendered infructuous and is disposed of as such."

Home Minister Chidambaram, however, told Parliament today that there is no proposal to rescind or withdraw the notification.

Following his statement, Ramesh Suman, Director Internal Security, Ministry of Home Affairs has shot off a letter to Anmol Rattan Sidhu, Additional Solicitor General of India, for askinng him to take necessary remedial actions immediately.

Sidhu said that they will be moving two applications in the High Court for recalling of the order and one for constitution of another full bench as the earlier full bench had already disposed of the petitions.


First Published: Friday, September 02, 2011, 22:43

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