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The Madras High Court will hear the PIL over conferring Bharat Ratna to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and scientist CNR Rao. The PIL states that relevant amendments have not been made to confer Bharat Ratna on a sportsperson.
When the PIL by advocate Kanakasabai came up for admission, First Bench comprising Chief Justice RK Agrawal and Justice M Sathyanarayanan adjourned it to December 2.
Additional Solicitor General P Wilson, who opposed the matter for admission, said norms for awarding Bharat Ratna had been amended by the Centre enabling sports persons also to be eligible for the award. The Bench, which adjourned the matter to Monday, directed the ASG to produce the copy of the amended presidential notification, if any, by that day.
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