Plea to SC questions army recruitment policy

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 13:20 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked Solicitor General Rohinton Nariman to assist it in the hearing on a petition seeking abolition of caste, region and religion-based recruitment in the Indian Army.

The apex court bench of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice Dipak Misra while not issuing notice on the petition filed by I.S. Yadav asked his senior counsel S. Balakrishnan to serve the plea on the solicitor general who would assist the court.

The petitioner has sought a direction that there should be no discrimination in the recruitment of soldiers so that the army could become a monolithic force as was the case with the air force and the navy.

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