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Posted On : 20 Mar, 2017  Source : PTI  Place : New Delhi 
Gurdwara polls: SAD, SAD (Del) not registered, says DGE
Shiromani Akali Dal and Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) are religious parties not registered under the Societies Registration Act but it would not be fatal to the election results, the Directorate of Gurdwara Elections (DGE) today informed a Delhi court.

The regulatory body's response came on a batch of pleas challenging the Gurdwara election results on the ground that the reserved symbols could be alloted only to religious parties which are registered under the Societies Registration Act.

Besides the DGE, the two outfits--SAD and SAD (Delhi)-- also conceded before Additional District Judge Kamini Lau that they are religious parties not registered under the Societies Registration Act.

They claimed that it would not be fatal to the poll results in view of certain orders passed by the Delhi High Court in previous litigation and they do not need to be registered as they are old religious parties.

The court was hearing a bunch of petitions challenging the symbols alloted to these parties, alleging that as per the 2010 amended Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (Election of Members), Rules, religious parties are required to be registered under the Societies Registration Act and only registered parties are entitled to get reserved symbols.

A total of 36 similar petitions have been filed in the court which today conducted the hearing in 23 such matters.

The court said, "In the meanwhile, all proceedings conducted pursuant to declaration of results of the elections dated February 26 shall be subject to the outcome of the election petitions."

It listed the matter for April 1 for filing of replies by the candidates of the two parties, DGE and returning officers.

Advocate Inder Chand, appearing for the plaintiffs who are members of Panthak Sewa Dal and lost the election, said that after the 2010 amendment in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (Election of Members), Rules, religious parties are required to be registered and there is separate provision for the new parties.

The court had earlier issued summons to the parties on the suits and directed the DGE to take necessary steps to preserve the records relating to ward elections which are under challenge and produce these in court as and when directed.

It had said a competent officer of the DGE shall appear before it along with the records relating to the allocation/ allotment of the reserved symbols to the recognised religious parties and information on their registration under the Societies Registration Act.


Shiromani Akali Dal and Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) are religious parties not registered under the Societies Registration Act but it would not be fatal to the election results, the Directorate of Gurdwara Elections (DGE) today informed a Delhi court.

The regulatory body's response came on a batch of pleas challenging the Gurdwara election results on the ground that the reserved symbols could be alloted only to religious parties which are registered under the Societies Registration Act.

Besides the DGE, the two outfits--SAD and SAD (Delhi)-- also conceded before Additional District Judge Kamini Lau that they are religious parties not registered under the Societies Registration Act.

They claimed that it would not be fatal to the poll results in view of certain orders passed by the Delhi High Court in previous litigation and they do not need to be registered as they are old religious parties.

The court was hearing a bunch of petitions challenging the symbols alloted to these parties, alleging that as per the 2010 amended Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (Election of Members), Rules, religious parties are required to be registered under the Societies Registration Act and only registered parties are entitled to get reserved symbols.

A total of 36 similar petitions have been filed in the court which today conducted the hearing in 23 such matters.

The court said, "In the meanwhile, all proceedings conducted pursuant to declaration of results of the elections dated February 26 shall be subject to the outcome of the election petitions."

It listed the matter for April 1 for filing of replies by the candidates of the two parties, DGE and returning officers.

Advocate Inder Chand, appearing for the plaintiffs who are members of Panthak Sewa Dal and lost the election, said that after the 2010 amendment in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (Election of Members), Rules, religious parties are required to be registered and there is separate provision for the new parties.

The court had earlier issued summons to the parties on the suits and directed the DGE to take necessary steps to preserve the records relating to ward elections which are under challenge and produce these in court as and when directed.

It had said a competent officer of the DGE shall appear before it along with the records relating to the allocation/ allotment of the reserved symbols to the recognised religious parties and information on their registration under the Societies Registration Act.
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