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Gauhati HC directs Assam govt to conduct NC Hills Council election by Feb 15

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

The Thursday directed the government and the to complete the process of election of the by February 15 next year.

The direction came on a PIL by former of who said that the term of the council expired on June 3 but the extended it by six months by a notification dated May 31.

The government had cited the engagement of most of the officers and staffs of NC Hills in the updating process of the National Register of Citizens as the ground for the extension.

Haflongbar in his PIL challenged the extension notification and also sought a direction for holding early election of the council.

A division bench comprising A S Bopanna and Justice after hearing the PIL directed the and the to complete the process of election by February 15, 2019 and disposed of the petition.

B D Das, Senior and Desrindao Thaosen, appeared for Haflongbar, while D Saikia, senior Additional General appeared for the state.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 21:05 IST