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Marriage Gathering-Haryana to take decision soon

Chandigarh(Ramanjit Singh) – The State of Haryana sought time to take a decision on the representation filed by Advocate H.C. Arora, seeking   reduction in the maximum number of persons that may be present in a marriage related gathering.

A Division Bench of the HC in a PIL filed by Advocate H.C. Arora had issued an order on 24th June, recording an undertaking by the Standing Counsels of Union Territory Chandigarh/States of Punjab and Haryana, that they will consider the representation to be submitted by the petitioner, while formulating the fresh guidelines on the issue of corona.

          While the State of Punjab had issued fresh guidelines on 13th July, 2020, reducing the maximum number of guests permissible at marriage related gatherings from 50 to 30 persons, the State of Haryana and UT Chandigarh Administration have not taken any decision so far. In these circumstances, a Contempt Petition filed by Advocate H.C. Arora, came up hearing today before the Bench of Justice Anil Kshetarpal. The Counsel for the State of Haryana stated that Haryana Government is already  seized of the matter, and that about week’s time will be required for taking decision on the issue raised by the petitioner. At this stage, the HC adjourned further hearing on the Contempt Petition to 7th August, 2020, for further hearing.

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