Uttarakhand HC bans fatwas after panchayat externs 15 year old rape victim and family

Dehradun, Aug 31: The Uttarakhand High Court has banned fatwas in the state after a panchayat had asked a rape victim and her family to leave the village. The action by the HC came in the wake of a panchayat in Haridwar asking a 15 year old rape victim and her family to leave the village.

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EVM hackathon on schedule: Uttarakhand HC rejects plea

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The Uttarakhand High Court has dismissed a petition that sought a stay on the hackathon to be conducted by the Election Commission of India. This means the ECI’s hackathon will go on as per schedule tomorrow.

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Uttarakhand HC stays ECI’s EVM challenge, calls it unconstitutional

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The Uttarakhand High Court has stayed the EVM challenge organised by the Election Commission of India. The court observed that the ECI does not have the authority to undertake such an exercise. The court held that such an exercise is unconstitutional in nature. Hence the hackathon to be conducted tomorrow cannot be held the court said while issuing the stay order. The court also directed the ECI to conduct a full bench meeting today itself. The court said that following the meeting the ECI must inform it about the plans of conducting the EVM hackathon.

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