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Delhi HC dismisses petition challenging renaming of Aurangzeb Road

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New Delhi, Oct.14 : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed the petition challenging the renaming of Aurangzeb Road to APJ Abdul Kalam Road and maintained that it was not in public interest.

Advocate Shahid Ali had last month filed the PIL challenging the New Delhi Municipal Corporation’s decision to change the name of Aurangzeb Road and rename it after the former president.

The PIL had also alleged that the “act of altering the historical name was nothing but an outcome of sick and communal politics, which should not be allowed to have any place in India”.

However, the NDMC had said that the council was empowered to take decisions on numbering and naming of roads in its areas under Section 11 of the NDMC Act. (ANI)