HC dismisses PIL on Gandhi's photo on currency notes

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Lucknow, July 8: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court today dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition seeking a direction to not print the photograph of Mahatma Gandhi on currency notes, terming it as frivolous.

It also imposed a cost of Rs.25,000 on the petitioner for filing such type of PIL.

Gandhi's photo on notes: PIL dismissed

A division bench of justice Dinesh Maheshwari and justice Rakesh Srivastava passed the order on a PIL filed by local lawyer Ashok Pandey.

According to the petitioner, he had sought a direction to print the photographs of great personalities of the country on currency notes in place of Mahatma Gandhi.


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