Monday, January 18, 2010

SC declines PIL to delink Sikhs from Hindu law

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    • The Supreme Court today declined to pass any order on a plea that the Sikh Community, which gets the birth certificate under the Hindu law, faces an uphill task to explain immigration authorities across the globe that the community is different from Hindus.
    • "It is very difficult to convince the people abroad, especially the immigaration authorities, that though they are given birth certificate under Hindu Marriage Act, they are Sikh by religion," senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi told a Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan.

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