SC issues notice to EC on using religion in polls

 
SC issues notice to EC on using religion in polls

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India received a notice from the Supreme Court on Monday on a plea, seeking apex court’s directive to cancel the symbol and name allotted to political parties which are using religion or carrying religious connotations in their symbols. The petition filed by Waseem Rizvi said that using religion to rule voters is prohibited under the Representation of People Act 1951.

The apex court, hearing the arguments in the matter, issued a notice to the Election Commission and secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice.