Current Information on the treatment of Akali Dal members in Haryana state by the state authorities [IND26505.E]

Information on the current treatment of Akali Dal members by the state authorities in Haryana could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

However, the following may be of general interest. According to Political Handbook of the World, "while contesting elections nationally, the Akali Dal's influence is confined primarily to Punjab..." (1996, 423).

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


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