HC sends notice to SGPC on medical college admissions

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Chandigarh, Jul 29 (UNI) The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notices to Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) on a petition, alleging denial of admission to MBBS course by the a SGPC run institute for violating Sikh religion norms.

The court issued notices for August 11 on the petition filed by Gurleen Kaur and others, who were denied the admissions on the ground that they had trimmed beards and plucked eyebrows, which was against norms of Sikhism.

The notices, which were issued by the Division Bench of Justice Ashutosh Mohunta and Justice Nirmaljit Kaur, have also been issued to the Punjab medical education secretary and Sri Guru Ram Dass Institute of Medical Education and Research, run by the SGPC at Amritsar, which had denied the admissions.

The institute admits 50 per cent students to MBBS course on the basis of state-conducted pre-medical entrance test and remaining 50 per cent from those candidates, who adhere to the principles of Sikhism.


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