Haryana News: The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the validity of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara (Management) Act 2014. A bench headed by Justice Hemant Gupta dismissed the petitions challenging the constitutionality of the Act. Under this, a separate committee was formed for the management of Gurdwaras in Haryana.
Judgment on this petition
In fact, a bench of Justice Hemant Gupta and Justice Vikram Nath gave the verdict in 2014 in a writ petition filed by a person named Harbhajan Singh, a member of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). It was in 2019 that the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee also filed a writ petition challenging the Act.
Supreme Court dismisses petition challenging the validity of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara (Management) Act 2014. pic.twitter.com/EGWgKmdSQO
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The petitioner gave this argument
The petitioner challenged the Haryana law arguing that the state legislature did not have the power to constitute a body for the management of the Gurdwara. Because such power is reserved with the Parliament. The Haryana law was challenged as a violation of the Sikh Gurdwara Act, 1925, the States Reorganization Act, 1956, the Punjab Reorganization Act, 1966 as well as the Inter-State Corporations Act, 1957. On March 29, the court had dismissed the initial objection raised by the state of Haryana regarding the sustainability of the petitions and decided to consider the matter on the basis of merit.
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