HC wants panel to vet pleas of temples for repair

Directs amicus curiae to make suggestions on essential work from the perspective of architecture as well as ‘agamas’

The Madras High Court on Tuesday observed that it would be appropriate to appoint a committee of experts to consider applications from temples seeking permission to carry out “essential works,” since the court had earlier directed the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department (HR&CE) to “go slow” in the matter of renovation for the time being.

“Individual temples are seeking to carry out what they call essential works. This court has already permitted essential works. As to what is essential work is itself causing concern in difference of perception,” the First Bench of Chief Justice S.K. Kaul and Justice R. Mahadevan said while hearing a suo motu PIL proceeding initiated based on media reports highlighting improper renovation works being undertaken by State government resulting in damage to heritage structures............Read more


Source: The Hindu

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