No god wants to be in illegal temple: Karnataka HC | Bengaluru News
BENGALURU: “No god will say she or he will have to be housed in an unlawful temple,” the Karnataka top court docket mentioned on Wednesday, directing the federal government to take steps in regards to the unauthorised Shiva Subramanya Swamy Temple at Bhadragiri in Tarikere taluk of Chikkamagaluru district, about 250km from Bengaluru.
Whilst listening to a PIL alleging the temple used to be illegally constructed on govt land, a department bench headed by means of leader justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka requested the petitioner, Velu Murugan, a devotee of the temple, to elucidate his stand vis-a-vis visiting it and praying there.
As in step with the court docket order, the federal government has to start up steps in keeping with the tahsildar’s document, which mentioned the temple used to be constructed on govt land and a woodland offence case has been registered.
Government requested for compliance document by means of Nov first week
The federal government has been requested to publish a compliance document by means of November first week. The tahsildar document added that different unauthorised buildings similar to a choultry and guesthouse had been constructed.
The state govt should believe whether or not this construction is secure by means of the Ultimate Court docket order of 2009 vis-avis unlawful temples. If sure, the state should believe shifting the temple to the muzrai division, the top court docket bench added.
Recommend Kalyan S Basavaraj, who seemed for the petitioner, mentioned about 20 acres of woodland land used to be encroached upon within the guise of building of the temple and allied buildings. He steered the court docket to factor a directive to the federal government to take over the temple below sections 42 and 43 of Karnataka Hindu Non secular Charities and Endowments Act, 1997.
In his petition, Velu Murugan contended that annually 150-200 weddings happen within the adjacent illegally constructed choultry, producing a income of Rs 65 lakh, which is pocketed by means of Chandra Ghosh and his son Karthik, who’ve illegally taken over the temple management.