HC defers hearing on parties names with religious connotations
| Friday | 17th May, 2019
“At present there are many political parties such as Hindu Sena, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, Indian Union Muslim League etc.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday deferred the hearing on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking directions to the Election Commission to review political parties having names with religious connotations or using symbols similar to that of the national flag.
“In addition, there are many political parties including the Indian National Congress, which use a flag similar to the national flag, which is also against the spirit of the RPA,” the plea has said.
with religious, caste, ethnic, linguistic connotations,” the plea said.
The court was hearing the petition preferred by BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay who had sought directions to the poll panel to de-register political parties with religious connotations or using symbols similar to that of the national flag, if they do not change them within three months.
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