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Supreme Court To Hear Appeal Against Delhi High Court Order On Removal Of Encroachments At Kalkaji Mandir [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 12 Oct 2021 5:06pm

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On October 8, 2021, the Supreme Court listed an appeal against the order of the Delhi High Court for removal of the encroachments and unauthorised occupants and shopkeepers from the Kalkaji Temple before a three-judge bench which has been involved in a similar case. 

BACKGROUND

The appeal was filed by Neeta Bharadwaj against the order of the Trial Court’s which was given on January 16, 2021, as per which one of the daughters of Late Kali Charan Sharma, Kamlesh Sharma, was given the permission to conduct the pooja through a male representative to the extent of 1/6th share of her father. 

The appeal was allowed on the grounds that according to the traditions of the Kalkaji Mandir, only male members are allowed to conduct pooja but no  female members of the family could perform the pooja sewa or get it conducted it by someone. 

COURT'S DECISION 

Justice Pratibha Singh on September 27, 2021, stated that the interests of the deity and devotees are of primary importance and issued various directions for the administration and proper working of the temple, along with this certain direction were pronounced for resolution of disputes related to the bari rights between baridaars to ensure smooth functioning of the temple.
 

In order to maintain the day to day administration and the issues related to the safety of the temple, the Court appointed Retired Justice JR Midha. It was stated by the Court that the complete complex shall be under the direct supervision and control of… Continue Reading...


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