Ravidas temple: Apex court permits permanent structure

Ravidas temple: Apex court permits permanent structure

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New Delhi, Nov 26: The Supreme Court on Monday clarified that its order had allowed construction of a permanent structure for Ravidas temple in South Delhi which was earlier demolished as it fell in a protected reserve.

A bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, allowed the construction of permanent temple of Guru Ravidas at Tughlaqabad, Delhi. Today’s order was given by Justice Mishra, who modified his earlier order of October this year, which had mentioned construction of a porta cabin made out of wood.

Senior advocate Vikas Singh, along with counsel Virag Gupta, appeared on behalf of the petitioners and made the submissions. The petition in this regard was filed by former Haryana Congress President Ashok Tanwar and erstwhile Union Minister and MP Pradeep Jain Aditya.

Attorney General KK Venugopal appeared on behalf of the Centre.

When petitioner’s counsel insisted for orders of the Court for prayer boundary fence to enclose Guru Ravidas Pond so that it forms part of the Temple complex, Justice Mishra observed that followers of the seer may no longer face any issue in future as Government agencies will cooperate in construction of the shrine. (UNI)