Tuesday, January 3, 2012

HC issues notices to Centre, Punjab gov on Sehajdhari issue

Chandigarh, Jan 3 (PTI) Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notices to the Centre, Punjab government, SGPC and Gurudwara Election Tribunal for February 8 on a PIL by Sehajdharis (non-baptised Sikhs), seeking fresh elections of SGPC and inclusion of Sehajdhari in revised list. On December 20, the High Court had quashed the Centre's notification debarring Sehajdharis from voting in the Sikh body's polls. The petitioner appealed that till the fresh elcetions are held, newly elected members of SGPC, which is the apex religious body of the Sikhs, be restrained from acting. It was submitted by the petitioner that the election of SGPC held on September 18, 2011 was made conditional and outcome of the writ petitions challenging notification issued by the Central government on October 8, 2003 disfranchising Sehajdharis by the full bench of the High Court as well as by the Supreme Court in the Special Leave Petition.

with thanks : ibnlive : link in headline above for detailed news.

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