Delhi HC dismisses petition challenging images of Deities on coins

Ashutosh Gambhir January 11 2018
Coin with image of deities

The Delhi High Court today dismissed a petition, which had challenged the constitutionality of embossing images of Hindu deities on currency coins on grounds of being discriminatory.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had issued coins with the image of Goddess Vaishno Devi in 2013 to commemorate the silver jubilee of the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.

The petition filed by one, Nafis Qazi against the Finance Ministry and RBI, had contended that issuing coins with religious symbols was . . .

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