Supreme Court quashes notification for election to LAHDC on September 10

Imposes Rs 1 lakh fine on Ladakh admin, allows NC candidates to use ‘plough’ as election symbol

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed the notification for elections to Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), which were scheduled to be held on September 10. 

According to details available with Kashmir News Service (KNS), the top court verdict comes in the backdrop of a petition challenging the denial of “plough” symbol to National Conference candidates. 
The Supreme Court order has come as a major relief to the National Conference as its candidates have been allowed to use “plough” as election symbol. 
The top court also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the Ladakh administration and ordered the Election Commission to issue a new notification regarding the elections within a week.

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