ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Elitist Judgment of Supreme Court in Rajbala v State of Haryana

Damage to Democracy

The judgment of the Supreme Court in Rajbala v State of Haryana has to be seen as a debatable one, wherein it rejected the challenge to the constitutionality of the Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act 2015. The act disbars a large electorate in Haryana from the right to contest panchayat elections on the basis of certain restrictions like educational qualifications, arrears clause, etc. This article attempts to show how the Supreme Court has failed to protect basic civil and political rights of citizens with this ruling.

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