Allahabad HC issues fresh notices to political parties, CEC on caste-based rallies

Updated: Dec 4 2022 9:16PM

Lucknow, Dec 4 (PTI) The Allahabad High Court has issued fresh notices to the chief election commissioner and major political parties in Uttar Pradesh, seeking their response on why there should not be a complete ban on caste-based rallies.

The Lucknow bench of the high court also sought to know why the election commission should not take action if such rallies are held, and fixed December 15 as the next date of hearing.

A bench of Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Jaspreet Singh passed the order recently on an old PIL filed by local lawyer Motilal Yadav. The petitioner had sought a ban on caste-based rallies in Uttar Pradesh.