October 3, 2014 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
New Delhi: A Hindu person, Amit Bhagat, has moved to Delhi High Court seeking revocation of Delhi Government’s notification to exempt Sikh women from wearing helmets while driving or riding pollion on two-wheelers in Delhi. The Delhi High Court has reportedly issued notice of the Delhi government on Amit Bhagat’s “Public Interest Litigation” (PIL).
The Delhi government in a reply filed in the High Court has opposed the arguments raised in the petition while defending the notification granting helmet exemption to Sikh women.
A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, on being told that a similar plea had earlier been dismissed by it, asked the counsel for the Delhi government to furnish the copy of that judicial order.
“You (Delhi government) provide us the copy of the order and you also provide us the copy of the notification,” it said and fixed the PIL, filed by Amit Bhagat, for hearing on November 12.
The PIL, filed through lawyer Bhupender Pratap Singh, has challenged the recent amendment to Rule 115(2) of the Delhi Motor Vehicle Rules that has exempted Sikh women from wearing helmets in Delhi.
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