05 February Sunday

Petition Seeks Ban Of Parties With Religion Name ; Supreme Court Impleads Muslim League

Web Desk(Tvm)Updated: Saturday Nov 26, 2022

New Delhi : Muslim League impleads,  countering a pettion that seeks   ban of  political parties bearing  name or symbol of any religion.  In the Supreme Court, League lawyer Harris Khiran strongly objected to petition filed by Haridwar, the  hate-speech accused Jitendrnarayan Singh Tyagi, that seeks such ban.

The Supreme Court Bench headed by Justice MR Shah had ruled to implead  Muslim League in the case and sought the party’s affidavit in the regard. The Election Commission in its response said the registration for  parties like Muslim Leaguem AIMIL etc cannot be cancelled only because they feature “Muslim” to their names.

The case will be heard again on 31 January 2023.

Presently, candidates are prohibited from pitching religion to seek votes. However, there is no law  that disallows parties from  using  religious name or featuring  religious  symbol on their  flags.