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Delhi HC asks Delhi Govt to decide on application of Scouts Guides Organization

The petition has been filed by The Scouts Guide Organization seeking permission for conducting its activities within the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

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The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Government to consider the application of The Scouts Guide Organization seeking permission to conduct its activities in the Union Territory of Delhi within three months.

A single-judge bench of Justice Prathiba M. Singh noted, “The Respondent shall provide a hearing to the Petitioner or meet with the Petitioner’s representatives prior to taking a decision in this matter.”

The petition has been filed by The Scouts Guide Organization seeking permission for conducting its activities within the National Capital Territory of Delhi. The organization works in providing their volunteers to character building youth in India, abroad and promoting in them a feeling of selfless service to their country and humanity.

Senior Advocate Brijender Singh Chahar, appearing for the Organization, submitted, “the Petitioner has already conducted various activities in 16 states across the country, however, the representation made to the GNCTD is yet to be decided by the GNCTD.”

Advocate Hetu Arora Sethi, appearing for the Delhi Government, contended, “…the Petitioner’s recognition is pending with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, UOI and a writ petition has already been filed in respect of the same, which is listed tomorrow…”

However, Chahar while responding to her submission stated that the Petitioner would require recognition only if it is seeking financial assistance, which, according to him, is clear from a reading of order dated December 22, 2017 passed in the case of The Scouts Guides Organization v. UOI.

The bench while disposing of the petition directed the Delhi Government to consider the representation made by the Organization and dispose it of in accordance with law within a period of three months while providing an opportunity of being heard to the petitioner or meeting the representatives of the organization.

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