Cities

Allahabad HC dismisses PIL against razing of small temples in Vindhyachal | Allahabad News – Times of India

PRAYAGRAJ: The Allahabad high court on Monday refused to entertain a PIL seeking stay of demolition of small temples within the campus of Maa Vindhyavasini Devi Temple complex in Vindhyachal, Mirzapur, which are falling within the under-construction temple corridor.
Dismissing the PIL filed by one Arun Pathak of Mirzapur, a division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari and Justice AK Ojha said, “The temples in the premises of Maa Vindhyavasini Devi Temple are private temples, thereby public interest litigation would not be maintainable.”
In the PIL, the petitioner had sought from the court a direction to the state government and concerned authorities not to damage/demolish certain temples within the campus of Maa Vindhyavasini Devi Temple.
However, the state government’s counsel informed the court that in the year 2006 also, a PIL was filed, seeking similar directions restraining demolition of small temples inside the temple campus. This PIL was dismissed on March 30, 2007, while observing that the temples in the premises of Maa Vindhyavasini Devi Temple were private temples and thereby PIL would not be maintainable.
The state counsel apprised the court about the previous order and the temple project and pleaded that the PIL was not maintainable.
The court said that the PIL filed earlier also was dismissed by the court on March 30, 2007, saying that the PIL against the private temple is not maintainable. On this basis, the court dismissed the petition as not admissible.



Source link

marathi24news.online

Leave a Reply