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Rajasthan HC Stays Its Order To Cancel Driving Licences Issued To Illiterates [Read Order]

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5 July 2019 10:44 AM GMT
Rajasthan HC Stays Its Order To Cancel Driving Licences Issued To Illiterates [Read Order]
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A Division Bench of Rajasthan High Court has stayed the single bench order that directed cancellation of all light motor vehicle driving licenses issued to illiterate persons. The bench comprising Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice Narendra Singh Dhaddha passed the stay order in a writ appeal filed by Deepak Singh. Justice Sanjeev Prakash Sharma, while considering the writ petition filed...

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A Division Bench of Rajasthan High Court has stayed the single bench order that directed cancellation of all light motor vehicle driving licenses issued to illiterate persons.

The bench comprising Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice Narendra Singh Dhaddha passed the stay order in a writ appeal filed by Deepak Singh.

Justice Sanjeev Prakash Sharma, while considering the writ petition filed by Singh, had remarked that 'Illiterate drivers are menace to pedestrians.' The license cannot be allowed to be issued for driving any kind of vehicle to an illiterate person as he is virtully a menace for the pedestrians as he would not be in a position to understand road signs and notices of caution written on boards for human safety on the highways as well as on the roads in the cities, Justice Sharma had said in the order.

The Judge had also opined that Motor Vehicle Rules are required to be framed not only for the benefit of persons who seek license but also taking into consideration the public who are using the roads

The order is being widely criticised as the Motor Vehicles Act or the Central Motor Vehicle Rules do not prescribe any minimum educational qualification for possessing driving license for light motor vehicles. 

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