Topyaps Logo

Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo

Topyaps menu

Responsive image

Petitions In High Court Seek To Allow Atheists To Take Oath In Name of Constitution

Updated on 9 September, 2019 at 2:29 pm By

Two persons have filed PIL in Bombay High Court to allow people, who practice ‘atheism’, to take oath in name of the of Constitution in the courts.

At present, as per Oath Act, 1969, a witness or any person who deposes in the court, can swear in the name of God or by placing hands on a religious book.


Advertisement

 

mountainsoftravelphotos

mountainsoftravelphotos

The petitioners cited two court incidents where two government officers had wanted to take oath by putting their hands on the Constitution, but were not allowed to do so.

Sunil Mane and wife Laxmikanta Mane, in their petition, said, “The Oaths Act, 1969, needs to be declared as violative of Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution.”

An officer of Bhiwandi Municipal Corporation has made a similar plea in an another petition.

 



oath

The petitioners wish to assert that the Constitution is the only modern sacred book and the democratic values in the society. It will also help in unnecessary flaring of communal thoughts.

Besides that, it will also not create problems for people who are atheists.


Advertisement

 

The petitions will come up for hearing in due courses.


Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Latest Stories

Bunch of Funny Non-Veg Jokes To Feed Your Head

Bunch of Funny Non-Veg Jokes To Feed Your Head


Telugu Movie ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’ Becomes The New Victim of Tamilrockers, Leaked Online

Telugu Movie ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’ Becomes The New Victim of Tamilrockers, Leaked Online


Hrithik & Tiger Starrer ‘War’ Movie Has Ben Leaked By Tamilrockers

Hrithik & Tiger Starrer ‘War’ Movie Has Ben Leaked By Tamilrockers


27 Cute Lines And Hilarious Love Memes For Your Loved Ones

27 Cute Lines And Hilarious Love Memes For Your Loved Ones


Piracy Website Tamilrockers Leaked Dream Girl Online

Piracy Website Tamilrockers Leaked Dream Girl Online


Advertisement

Most Searched

More From News

Popular on The Web