Top
Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
keyboard_arrow_down
Login
exit_to_app
Two mind-sets: one here,  the other there
access_time 2021-01-20T13:57:46+05:30
What is Halal? Market strategies and controversy
access_time 2021-01-19T15:54:19+05:30
Arnabs chats cannot be ignored
access_time 2021-01-18T11:33:12+05:30
Women and girls need to be safe
access_time 2021-01-15T15:08:45+05:30
DEEP READAll arrow_drop_down
exit_to_app
Homechevron_rightIndiachevron_rightAruna Roy files PIL...

Aruna Roy files PIL against Rajasthan panchayat ordinance

text_fields
bookmark_border
Aruna Roy files PIL against Rajasthan panchayat ordinance
cancel

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will Jan 5 hear a PIL against a Rajasthan ordinance on minimum education for candidates contesting panchayat and zila parishad elections, social activist Aruna Roy said Friday.

"The people of Rajasthan are determined to oppose this arbitrary requirement that abrogates their constitutional right to contest elections," Roy, who moved the PIL, said in a statement.

According to Rajasthan Panchayati Raj (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2014, approved by the state government days before the official notification for panachayat polls scheduled for this month, contestants in zila parishad or panchayat samiti elections must qualify class 10 and those contenting for the sarpanch's post must be class 8 pass.

Judicial and social activists challenged the temporary legislation on the ground that it excluded the majority from the poll process due to the low literacy level in Rajasthan.

In her statement, Roy said: "With the matter due for hearing in the court on Monday, the Rajasthan government is expected to comply with the judicial process that's underway."

She said she hoped that "the Rajasthan government will not do anything which may have the effect of rendering the petition infructuous. The state government ought not to take advantage of the court holidays".

"We still have hope that the Rajasthan government will reconsider its decision and allow every citizen and voter to be a candidate in the panchayat elections," said Roy

Show Full Article
TAGS:
Next Story