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Delhi HC Refuses to Interfere in Proposed Hanuman Temple Demolition

The Delhi High Court on Friday declined to interfere in the issue associated with the North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s proposed demolition of a Hanuman Temple in Old Delhi’s Chandni Chowk.

a division bench of the High Court presided by Justices Subramonioum Prasad and Hima Kohli said, “We see no reason to entertain that application for intervention which is nothing but an attempt to re-agitate the same issue that has been considered and rejected by an earlier order.”

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It said that any request for interference needs to come from the AAP government.

The bench said the request made in the application for intervention is declined. The application is dismissed.

The bench stated that the High Court in November of last year had rejected the suggestion of a religious committee directed by the Lieutenant Governor (LG), to permit the temple to exist at its current site.

The mentioned order was taken in an appeal by the Government of NCT. The Supreme Court disposed of the order dated July 13 after the Delhi government stated that it would move a suitable application before the High Court for additional directions, as might be warranted.

Applicant

The order was passed while the High Court was hearing an appeal registered by Shri ManokamnaSiddhShriHanumanSeva Samiti, a registered Society, asking inter alia for intervention in the writ petition.

The applicant society was aggrieved by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s October 31 decision suggesting the demolition of the Hanuman Temple, at Katra Dulia, Main Chandani Chowk.

 

 

with IANSinputs