Sevayats file utility in Allahabad excessive court docket on PIL associated to upkeep of Temple

An Software has been filed within the Allahabad High Court by the Sevayats of the Banke Bihari temple at Vrindavan (Mathura) apprehending that their curiosity could also be affected by passing any order within the PIL filed relating to framing of correct scheme for upkeep and maintenance of Shri Banke Bihari Temple.

The Division Bench of Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice J.J Munir heard the PIL filed by Anant Sharma and one other.

The Courtroom famous that,

An affidavit has been filed by the State, sworn by one Raghubeer, Particular Secretary, Dharmarth Karya, Authorities of U.P, Lucknow dated September 28, 2022, through which a sure scheme has been proposed for growth of the temple space and its correct administration.

It has reference to growth of the temple space as a hall, with buy of about 5 acres of land across the temple for facilitating darshan and puja by the devotees. It’s particularly acknowledged that there can be no interference of any type within the puja-archana or shringar carried out by the Goswamis. No matter rights they’ve, they are going to proceed to take pleasure in the identical. It mentions that moreover use of buy of 5 acres of land across the Temple, for provision of different services reminiscent of parking space and different public facilities, the State will bear the bills.

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A belief can also be proposed to be constituted having eleven nominated members, which embody two from the Goswamis along with six exofficio members and one appointed by the State.

Counsel showing for the Goswamis, who’ve filed their purposes for being impleaded within the writ petition, submitted that as on immediately, when it comes to an order handed by the Munsif, Mathura in Civil Go well with, the affairs of the Temple are being managed in keeping with the scheme framed by the Munsif. For any doubt, clarification must be sought from him.

It was additional submitted that as per the scheme authorized and being adopted, your complete providing of the temple, both in money or in type (valuables) as provided by the devotees in gullak or in any other case, is deposited within the checking account within the title of the Deity.

The quantity of curiosity earned thereon is spent for cost of salaries of the employees employed and different sundry bills and for some other growth or development within the temple space, the permission from the Munsif, Mathura is taken. When the committee just isn’t there, then permission is taken from the Civil Choose (Junior Division), Mathura.

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Counsel showing for the Goswamis expressed their apprehension about involvement of officers of native administration within the rights and coverage relating to the opposite issues.

In addition they submitted that the fund mendacity within the account of the Deity within the Temple shouldn’t be utilized for buy of 5 acres of land across the Temple, as proposed by the State. In case the land is acquired by the State by itself expense, they could proceed additional. It was additional identified that there are specific different historic temples near the Temple. These must also be a part of the scheme, as a whole lot of devotees go to these temples additionally.

The Courtroom directed the State to hunt directions within the matter.

The Courtroom has mounted the following date of listening to of the petition on November 17, 2022.