HC issues notices to Haryana in Apna Ghar case
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Acting on a petition seeking expeditious decision in the Rohtak-based Apna Ghar abuse case and framing of rules under Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO) 2012, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday issued notices to the Haryana government and CBI to submit replies on March 18. The petition, filed by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, has sought directions to authorities to complete the Apna Ghar probe in a time-bound period.
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SAD (Amritsar) march for Bhindranwale
Chandigarh: The newly merged All India Shiromani Akali Dal (AISAD) and SAD (Amritsar) is organising a march from Fatehgarh Sahib to Moga to mark the birth anniversary of Sikh militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale on Tuesday. Secretary General of AISAD, Jaswant Singh Mann, said party supporters will gather in Fatehgarh Sahib and march to Moga. "It was in Moga that SAD (Badal) had decided to throw open the doors of the party to non-Sikhs. We will be reminding Sikhs of Moga on this day that SAD (Badals) do not represents the Sikhs," said Mann.
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