PIL in High Court on Section 8

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A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in High Court seeking direction to union home ministry for the implementation of section 5 and 8 of Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act-2014.

These two section deal with governance of joint capital of Hyderabad. While Section 5 deals with the 10-year period for the joint capital, Section 8 is about the special power the Governor of two stays in the joint capital region.

The petition, filed on behalf of Seemandhra Gazetted Officers Association, urged the Court to declare the inaction on the part  union home ministry of the implementation of these two provisions in the backdrop of confusion as illegal. The petition is expected to come up before a division bench on Monday.

(JNR)

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