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High Court quashes Tahsildar's order

K.T. Sangameswaran

CHENNAI: Denial of origin status to a child based on the origin status of its father is certainly gender discrimination. It is in violation of Article 14 of the Constitution, the Madras High Court has said.

The court was allowing a petition by the mother of a girl seeking to quash an order of the Tahsildar, Olugarpet taluk, Puducherry and a consequent direction to the official to issue S.C. (origin) certificate to her daughter based on her residential status.

The petitioner D. Vidjeacoumary, a government school Headmistress, said she was a permanent resident of Puducherry. The petitioner said she submitted a representation in January 2007 to the Tahsildar, Olugarpet taluk, seeking issue of an SC certificate for her daughter, R. Arthi, based on her residential status. That was turned down by the official on February 19, 2007. Hence, the present petition.

In his order, Justice S. Tamilvanan said it was an admitted fact that both the petitioner and her husband were residing in Puducherry continuously. Both belonged to SC. The girl was a resident of Puducherry since her birth. The Tahsildar had denied the origin status claimed, though the girl was born in the Union Territory, on the ground that the origin status of the girl's father was not Puducherry.

The Judge quashed the Tahsildar's order and directed the authorities to issue the certificate within four weeks.

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