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Delhi High Court Dismisses Plea Moved by Hanuman Seva Samiti Seeking Stay on Demolition of Hanuman Temple at Chandni Chowk

Lawstreet Journal 24 Nov 2020 11:40pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Delhi High Court Dismisses Plea Moved by Hanuman Seva Samiti Seeking Stay on Demolition of Hanuman Temple at Chandni Chowk

On Friday (20th November 2020), the Division Bench which consisted of two judges Justice Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad dismissed an application filed by Shri. Hanuman Seva Samiti. 

This application was filed for seeking intervention and stay on the demolition of the Hanuman Temple at Chandni Chowk.

An urgency was expressed by Advocate Rushabh Aggarwal, due to which the application though not listed had been taken up by the court. Shri. ManokamnaSiddh Shri. Hanuman Seva Samiti which is a registered Society moved this application, praying inter alia for intervention in the writ petition. 

The application was filed to protect the temple from demolition being undertaken by Nr.D.M.C. vide demolition order served on 31st October 2020. 

1st November 2020 was the date for demolition, but it has not yet been carried out. It was argued by the applicant that, the temple in its existing form did not cause any hindrance to the commuting vehicle. 

GNCTD and Lt. Governor of Delhi approved the plan of amalgamating the existing temple in the redevelopment plan. It was their contention that this report should not have been overruled in a summary manner.

An order dated 14th November 2019 passed by the court directed removal of the Hanuman Temple without giving any opportunity of being heard to the affected party that is the devotees. Branding of the temple as encroachment by one party cannot be the sole reason for demolition.

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