New Delhi, March 13. The Supreme Court today refused to hear immediately a petition filed by the Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi and UK) and the Dashmesh Sewa Society, challenging the Delhi High Court verdict allowing the holding of elections to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC).
A Bench comprising Justices RM Lodha and HL Gokhale made it clear that the petition would be taken up for hearing only on the listed date , March 23. Arguing for the petitioners, counsel Abinash Kumar Mishra pleaded for urgent hearing as their efforts would become meaningless if the election was notified before March 23. “Nothing will become infructuous. If it becomes, what can we do,” the Bench remarked.