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Jun 25, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
Many Hindu temples stay dilapidated and ignored across the secular Indian territory. So @People4Dharma took it as a mission to do our bit to renovate, rebuild, and restart the worship in as many temples as possible. So far, we have been able to help in resuming worship in 5 temples in Tamilnadu.
Vedanarayana Perumal temple, and Lakshmi Narasimha temple, Sripuranthan (Ariyalur district), Thirumeninathaswamy temple, Dharma Sastha temple, Muneeshwarar temple, Anandhur (Ramnad district)
Apr 8, 2021 13 tweets 4 min read
1. On 01/03/2021 we have filed a representation before the @CMofKarnataka and HRCE Commissioner pointing out several issues of financial misappropriation, mismanagement in Sri Kukke Subramanya Temple. The representation has been filed by our lawyer @ShreehariK. 2. Temple books haven't been audited for last 5 yrs. Previously audit was conducted for FYs 2008-09 to 2011-12 in 2015 & for FYs 2012-13 to 2014-15 in 2016. The Audit reports pointed out numerous inaccuracies, errors, mistakes apart from instances of mismanagement.
Jul 13, 2020 8 tweets 3 min read
1. Justice U. U. Lalit pronounced the judgement in the #SriPadmanabhaswamyTemple case today. 2. Justice Lalit observed that the judgement has been delivered under 5 segments. The Shebaitship of the Ruler of Travancore Family over the Temple has been upheld by the Supreme Court.
May 7, 2020 13 tweets 3 min read
1. The Guruvayur Sree Krishna temple has become a cash cow for secular government ever since it was taken over by the Kerala state government in 1971 2. In 1977 when the Kerala state government tried to take money from the temple for its housing scheme, the Kerala High Court prevented the govt from taking temple money and struck down many sections the act as it was found to be in violation of Article 26 of the constitution
Feb 7, 2020 155 tweets 72 min read
1. The 9 judge bench of SC constituted to hear larger issues of Fundamental rights under Art 25 & 26 and authority of court to determine essentiality of religious practices assembled on 3rd Feb to frame broader questions on matters referred to it by the Sabarimala review verdict 2. During this hearing it was argued that the scope of review jurisdiction is very limited and the review Bench could not have framed new issues for reference to a larger Bench.
Dec 13, 2019 9 tweets 3 min read
1. The three Judge Bench headed by the Hon’ble CJI Shri S A Bobde clarified that in view of the questions raised in the Review Verdict in the #Sabarimala case, the balance of convenience lies in favour of the practice of the Temple which has existed for over a 1000 years. 2. The CJI observed that while it could be argued that there is no stay of the 2018 verdict, the Court is exercising its discretion to not pass orders allowing entry until questions raised in the Review Verdict are finally decided by a larger Bench.
Nov 14, 2019 6 tweets 1 min read
The Constitution Bench presided by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India pronounced its judgment on the review petitions challenging the verdict of September 28, 2018 which permitted entry of women into the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple. The review petitions hv been held maintainable by 3 of 5 Judges who have taken view that review petitions hv raised at least 7 imp questions which merit consideration by larger Bench since it also impacts question of entry of Muslim women into Mosques & Female Genital Mutilation
Apr 11, 2019 75 tweets 44 min read
@jsaideepak 141A. which they haven't performed for several decades in thousands of Temples. And yet the government has continue to collect that cut. @jsaideepak 142. Mr. @jsaideepak pointed out that such a fee was justified by the State Government of TN in the Shirur Mutt case as not being a tax within the meaning of Article 27,
Apr 10, 2019 74 tweets 30 min read
82. Mr. Dattar requested that the proposal which will be submitted tomorrow by Mr. Venugopal, would require suggestions from the Bench as well. 83. To this, Justice Lalit responded that the Bench would only require inputs from all counsels and proposals that are made keeping everyone's interest in mind.
Apr 10, 2019 80 tweets 13 min read
Here are the updates for today's hearing in the #padmanabhaswamytemple case. 2. State's counsel submitted copies of the Expert Committee Report to the Bench. Mr. Venugopal, then started his final submissions.
Apr 4, 2019 110 tweets 15 min read
1. Here are the updates of hearing held on 28th March 2019 in the #padmanabhaswamytemple case. 2. Mr. Krishnan Venugopal continued with his submissions. He addressed the Court's query on whether the Thanthri was consulted by the Amicus while making recommendations w.r.t religious practices at the Temple.
Mar 27, 2019 115 tweets 36 min read
1- Here are the updates in today's (March 27, 2019) hearing in the #PadmanabhaswamyTemple case. 2- Mr. @jsaideepak began with a recap of his submissions of March 12, 2019.
Feb 21, 2019 185 tweets 47 min read
1. Mr. Gupta has resumed his submissions in the #PadmanabhaswamyTemple case. Mr. Gupta is taking the Court through the orders passed by the Supreme Court in matter. 2. Mr. @jsaideepak drew attention to the orders passed by the Court on April 27,2018 and November 14,2018 wherein he had appeared on behalf of intervenors to highlight the damage to heritage structures in the #PadmanabhaswamyTemple during the restoration work.
Feb 19, 2019 40 tweets 6 min read
1. Here are the updates of the hearing of February 14, 2019 in the #PadmanabhaswamyTemple case. 2. Mr. Jaideep Gupta resumed submissions on behalf of the State Government of Kerala. He submitted that the scope of endowment/dedication made by Raja Marthanda Varma in 1750 to Lord Padmanabhaswamy did not satisfy the requirements of Shebaitship under the law.
Feb 12, 2019 57 tweets 20 min read
1. Here are the updates in yesterday's hearing in the #PadmanabhaswamyTemple case 2. Mr. @jsaideepak resumed his arguments by submitting that he would slot the remainder of his submissions into 3 baskets- limits imposed by judgments of SC on State interference with Temple Administration, denominational status of Padmanabhaswamy Temple & law on rights of Deity.
Feb 6, 2019 27 tweets 7 min read
1. Hearing in the Review Petitions in the #Sabarimala Temple case has commenced 2. Mr. K. Parasaran has commenced submissions on behalf of the Nair Service Society. Mr. Parasaran submits that the majority is liable to be reviewed for failing to consider critical factual and legal submissions.
Feb 5, 2019 85 tweets 30 min read
1. Here are the updates for todays hearing in the #Padmanabhaswamytemple case. Mr. @jsaideepak commenced arguments by placing on record an additional compilation of documents on history of the temple and legislative history of the TCHRI act of 1950. 2. Mr. Jaideep Gupta, counsel for the state govt of Kerala, opposed the submission of additional documents on the ground that new material is being placed on record in intervention applications which are yet to be allowed
Jan 30, 2019 50 tweets 10 min read
1. Arguments in the #PadmanabhaswamyTemple case resumed before Justices U U Lalit and Indu Malhotra 2. Mr. Krishnan Venugopal is reading out portions from the impugned judgement of the Kerala High Court
Jan 29, 2019 18 tweets 3 min read
1. The #PadmanabhaswamyTemple case was taken up by Justices U U Lalit and Indu Malhotra today for final hearing. The Bench has positively indicated that final arguments will commence today at the end of the board. 2. The Counsel for the State Government of Kerala and other Respondents wanted the issue of Kallara B (Vault B) of the Temple to be resolved before the commencement of final arguments.
Jan 18, 2019 5 tweets 1 min read
Counsel for the two female petitioners, Ms. Indira Jaising, seeks round the clock police protection for them. Counsel for the State Govt of Kerala, Mr. Vijay Hansaria, submits that they are already providing round the clock protection to the Petitioners. The Hon'ble CJI directs that the Petitioners shall continue to get round the clock protection. The Hon'ble CJI rejects all other prayers made on behalf of the Petitioners and also rejected the prayer to tag the Petition with the pending review petitions.
Nov 14, 2018 12 tweets 4 min read
1. Today the Padmanabhaswamy Temple Petition was taken by Hon'ble Justices Shri U. U. Lalit and Shri D. Y. Chandrachud as Item 13 in Court 11 of the Supreme Court. 2. The Petition was listed for hearing on various Interim Applications as well as final arguments in the matter. The Amicus Curiae Shri Gopal Subramanium proposed to undertake a visit to the Temple to meet stakeholders and build consensus.