HC adjourns SMC demarcation & reservation case

Himachal Pradesh High Court  adjourned the hearing of  petition filed regarding the allegations of re-demarcation and reservation roster for the elections of Municipal Corporation Shimla.  The division bench of Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan and Justice CB Barowalia passed these orders after hearing argument between both parties on Monday and Tuesday. In the petition filed by Simi Nanda, councilor of Nabha ward of Shimla Municipal Corporation on March 15 court has ordered to maintain status quo till preliminary hearing in matter.
The applicant has challenged the re-delimitation and reservation roster of these Municipal Corporation Shimla in the court. During previous hearing  court has summoned the reply from the Urban Development Department including DC Shimla, Election Commission and SDM Urban and Rural Shimla. Petitioner alleged that  preparing the reservation roster, respondent  not followed procedure nor did the instructions of the High Court in this regard be followed.  It is noteworthy that the Election Commission and Urban Development Department have recently issued a notification to create 41 wards by re-demarcation of Municipal Corporation Shimla and the notification of reservation roster related to elections in these wards has also been issued.  The matter will be heard on March 24.

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