Friday, February 17, 2012

Sehajdhari issue: Apex Court passes judgement in favour of SGPC

DELHI: The Sehajdhari Sikh Party suffered a major setback in the SGPC row over Sehajdhari Sikh issue. The Apex Court has given a stay order on the judgement of Punjab and Haryana High Court where the Hon’ble full bench headed by Justice Surya Kant had quashed the notification dated 8/10/2003 by which the Sehajdhari Sikhs were debarred from their voting right.
The Apex Court said that premier Sikh body can carry out its functions normally. After the High Court judgement the Sehajdhari Sikh Party had demanded fresh SGPC elections in which the Sehajdharis be allowed to cast their their votes. 
The SGPC secretary Dalmegh Singh had filed a SLP in the Supreme Court challenging the High Court judgement. The National President of the Sehajdhari Sikh Party Dr.P.S.Ranu had earlier stated that the Secretary of the SGPC is not a valid authority to file the SLP in Sehajdhari case because the SGPC is a body corporate and all body corporates can only speak through resolutions as it is upheld in the Punjab & Haryana High Court in a Judgement of Justice Liberhan in case of “ Sadhu v/s Gram Panchayat of Village Akalian:- Pleading-Suit against Corporate body-Corporates are not living persons and can speak only through  esolutions. In absence of a resolution authorising a particular person to act or to conduct or to defend case, that  act or deed shall be deemed to be without any authority and the act or result of the case cannot be binding on the corporate body.”

with thanks : punjabnewsline : link in the headline above.

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