HC postpones Govt of rule, gives 4- wk relief for women

Mandatory use of Helmet

Indore: The Madhya Pradesh High Court postponed the implementation of the State Government’s rule for making use of helmets compulsory for four weeks for women. The scheduled date for enforcing the rule was January 15 but it has been postponed for now for ladies only.

HC postpones Govt of rule, gives 4- wk relief for women

The decision came in response to a petition challenging the State Government’s order for making helmet compulsory in the High Court. Social workers Sadhna Dagde and Sanjay Mittal filed a petition through their counsel PK Shukla and MS Chuahan.After hearing the petition, the court served notices to the State Government and allotted a time period of four weeks for submitting reply in this regard. Until then, the enforcement of helmet rule has been postponed.

Petitioners claimed that they had filed a similar petition in 2011, requesting the court to exclude women, children and Sikh community members from wearing helmets. The court had ruled in their favour then and the petitioners are hopeful again for a favorable response.

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