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Apex body of YMCAs in India moves HC against appointment of observer for its polls

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The apex body of the Young Men's Christian Associations (YMCA) in today challenged in the its single judge's interim order appointing an to supervise and conduct the polls for elected posts in its national executive,

The plea by the National Council of Young Men's Christian Associations of came up for hearing before a bench of and Justice C which directed that it be heard by another bench on August 16. It did not give any reason for not hearing the matter.

Apart from appointing retired of Anil Dev Singh as an observer to oversee the organisation's elections, the in her July 20 order had also restrained the apex body of 756 units of YMCAs in from dealing with any of the immovable properties it holds in trust.

The single judge, while issuing the directions, had said that a perusal of the ballot forms of the election, scheduled to be held on September 2 at Adoor in Kerala, showed that "some important requirements have been deleted" and the lists of members was "drastically different" in respect of some of the member YMCAs in India.

is a worldwide organisation based in with more than 58 million beneficiaries from 125 national associations and aims to put Christian principles into practice.

The July 20 order had come on the interim pleas by several YMCAs -- of Puthoor, Kunnamkulam, and -- seeking appointing of an and maintaining status quo regarding the immovable and movable properties.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 19:35 IST