Illegal temples on roads, in parks not allowed rules Karnataka High Court
Illegal temples on roads, in parks not allowed rules Karnataka High Court


The government has been directed on Tuesday by the Karnataka High Court to submit a report on the implementation of the Supreme Court Order on September 29, 2009.

The Order discusses the action and implementation plan on the construction of unauthorized religious structures in parks, and public roads.

Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka, who heads the division bench was of the view that the direction of the Supreme Court on unauthorized structures on public land was clear. General Uday G Holla was asked by the court to submit a comprehensive status report.

This came after a suo motu PIL was registered on the issue of unauthorized structures in public place The court-mandated for the Government’s delivery of the report to the top court by August 16 which shall express the policy and compliance report for the relocation and toleration of structures built before the Order of the Supreme Court.

The Advocate General confirmed a meeting with the Chief Secretary held on Monday on this mandate. The AG added that the status report will be furnished in 6 weeks and the report shall take strict compliance steps in the order of the Supreme Court.

Will this affect the size of the temple?

 The temple built in Dr. Rajkumar ward (No, 106), inside PPolice Colony Park under the management of Saibaba Sarvajanika Ganapathi Devalaya Trust was asked by its counsel if its size will be reduced with the Order of the Supreme Court?

The reason was, the temple trust made renovations recently and there were photographs that showed the constructions.

The High Court posited that religious structures should not cover their illegality with Article 25 of the Constitution.

The said Article is on the Right to Religion. So, it does not matter if the defaulter is a Petitioner in the PIL. The High Court further stressed on the need for management and BBMP to submit their status report before the next date of the court hearing.


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