Delhi HC rejects plea to change Kalam Road back to Aurangzeb Road

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 16, 2015 01:41 IST
The Delhi government had decided to rename the Aurangzeb Road in the heart of the national capital after APJ Abdul Kalam to honour the former President. (HT Photo)

The Delhi high court on Wednesday refused to entertain a PIL seeking to restrain the civic body NDMC from renaming Aurangzeb Road after APJ Abdul Kalam in the national capital.

“We have gone through the matter, no public interest is involved. May be you are aggrieved but public is not,” the bench said.

The petitioner advocate Shahid Ali had alleged that the decision by the civic body was the outcome of “sick and communal politics” and “lacks understanding of history”.

Opposing the plea, ASG Sanjay Jain contended they are converting it into a communal issue, when it was not.

The petitioner had said in the plea, “NDMC in utter violation of law and procedure, instead of naming a new road in memory of late APJ Abdul Kalam has renamed a historical road known as Aurangzeb Road to be known as APJ Abdul Kalam Road.

Meanwhile, the court also refused to entertain a plea of Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC), which wanted the road to be renamed after Guru Tegh Bahadur.

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