Chandigarh: Punjab government has dissolved all the municipal committees of Punjab by an order issued recently. The term of these committees had expired long ago but their tenure was extended from time to time during the President’s under pressure from Congress Circles.

Punjab Assembly had passed on September 5 a bill to dissolve these committees. The bill was subsequently cleared by the Punjab Governor. An ordinance has also been issued to withdraw some of the amendments in the Criminal Procedure Code. The amendments were originally incorporated to make it difficult for the accused to get bail.

Article extracted from this publication >>  November 22, 1985