By Akash Agarwal, Amity Law School, Noida.
In a recent case, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India stayed the New Haryana Panchayat Law i.e. Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act, 2015, which prescribed the minimum educational and other qualifications for the candidates contesting local body elections in Haryana which were scheduled to be held on 4th October, 2015. The passing of the Act made a large hue and cry in the state, which ultimately led the people to knock the doors of the Apex Court, by filing a petition. (more…)