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Plea in HC against national award recipients participating in advertisements

A plea has been moved in the Delhi High Court questioning whether national award recipients, like Sachin Tendulkar, can be allowed to participate in private advertisements for commercial gains. The petition, challenging a single judge order declining to entertain the issue, came up for hearing before a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao which on Tuesday indicated that it was not inclined to hear the matter. The bench, however, did not pass any adverse orders as the petitioner nor his lawyer was present in court and listed the matter for February 26. Justice Menon said a bench headed by him in the Madhya Pradesh High Court had dismissed a similar plea against Tendulkar, who was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 2014, and the decision was later upheld by the Supreme Court. He asked the lawyers for the central government to examine the apex court judgement in the other matter and ascertain whether it would be applicable in the present case as well. The petitioner,Kamal ..

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