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Dec 13, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
1. We had filed an SLP in Hon'ble Supreme Court challenging the order of Madras High Court which validated the presence of Executive Officers of @tnhrcedept in 50 prominent temples of Tamil Nadu. 2. Today the petition came up for hearing before the Supreme Court bench comprising Hon'ble CJI DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha.
Oct 16, 2022 13 tweets 3 min read
1. On Friday the petition filed by our president @trramesh against the opening of Arts and Science colleges in temple lands using temple funds came up for hearing before the Madras High Court bench of Justice R Mahadevan and Justice PD Audikeshavulu 2. The petition states that since the temples funding such colleges are being managed by fit persons, who are not entitled to make policy decisions, in the absence of trustees, such a transfer of land possessions and funds is illegal.
Aug 22, 2022 10 tweets 3 min read
1. Our president Shri @trramesh had challenged the illegal appointment of archakas in Agamic temples by TN HRCE last year. He was represented by Adv @MRVChennai. 2. The DMK government had violated the rights of the traditional archakas and had tried to undermine the temples by inserting Dravidianist elements as archakas and other staff members
May 7, 2021 10 tweets 2 min read
1. Our Petition seeking the Hon'ble Supreme Court's intervention in the #BengalViolence was filed in the afternoon of May 3, 2021. By the afternoon of May 4, 2021, all queries raised by the SC Registry were addressed and cleared. 2. We filed a request as per procedure to list the matter urgently citing the situation in Bengal. Despite this, the matter was not listed on May 5th
Mar 30, 2021 16 tweets 3 min read
1. The separate board for administration of Hindu temples recently proposed by the BJP is presumably stated in the context of Tamil Nadu. If that is so, it is hardly a step forward, given that some "saints and scholars" are already a part of TNHRCE albeit in an advisory role. 2. However, the announcement has generated speculation about the possibility of a national board that manages all temples, just as there are centralized institutions of other religions that manage the affairs of all their properties and operations.
Aug 31, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
1. A writ petition has been filed by the Baaridar Sangharsh Committee before the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir challenging the constitutionality of the Jammu & Kashmir
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Act ,1988. indianexpress.com/article/india/… 2. The community has sought return of the Temple's administration to the Baaridar community, the traditional guardians of the Temple.
Jun 25, 2020 12 tweets 7 min read
1.The Petition filed by our Trustee @ShreehariK before Karnataka HC was listed today before the bench comprising Hon. Chief Justice Abhay Srinivas Oka & Justice Natraj Rangaswamy. In d last hearing, HC had directed the Govt to expedite d pymt of Rs.12,000 tasdik pymt to Archakas. 2. Today d Govt informed Court that of Rs.37 crores released [subsequent to filing of our petition], only Rs.13 crores has been t/f to Temple A/cs and balance is in process. @ShreehariK submitted that despite Court following up every week, d Govt is taking too long to send money.
Jun 22, 2020 23 tweets 4 min read
1. The Jagannath Temple Rath Yatra matter was mentioned before Justice Arun Mishra's Bench today by the Counsel for the State Government of Odisha, Mr. Harish Salve for modification of the order dated June 18, 2020. 2. The Bench has directed the matter to be listed at the end of the board after consulting with the Chief Justice of India.
Jun 3, 2020 7 tweets 3 min read
1.The Petition filed by our Trustee
@ShreehariK before Karnataka HC was listed today before the bench comprising Hon. Chief Justice Abhay Srinivas Oka & Justice Vishwajith Shetty. Govt stated that over 80-90% of the Temples have received the Tasdik Amt of Rs.12,000 2. @ShreehariK stated that the Fund has to move from Finance Dept - DC Office- Tahsildar - Temple A/c - Archaka, so he can't comment on veracity of the 90% claim by Govt although information from Archakas is that no money is received as yet.
May 27, 2020 9 tweets 3 min read
1. The Hearing in the matter of PIL filed by our Trustee @ShreehariK seeking relief to the Archakas came up for hearing today before the Karnataka HC Bench consisting of Chief Justice Abhay Sreenivas Oka and Justice Krishna Bhat. 2. The Government Advocate submitted a Memo informing the Court that payment of Rs.12,000/- per temple has been provided by the Govt. The Chief Justice has instructed the Govt to state how much of that amount is towards the relief for the Archakas.
May 9, 2020 9 tweets 3 min read
1. Our Trustee Shri @ShreehariK has filed a WP (PIL) in the Karnataka HC, seeking compensation to the Archakas [Poojaris] & Temple Servants. 2. There are around 35,500 temples in Karnataka which are categorized into 'A', 'B' and 'C' Categories. 'A' and 'B' are revenue-generating temples & the Goverment is paying salaries to its Archakas & Temple Servants in these temples
Apr 8, 2020 7 tweets 4 min read
Smt. Soha Devi, sweeper of Tandwa Sri Devi Mandir, Chatra (Jharkhand) who received financial assistance through #Indicdakshina conveys her gratitude to all donors and urges more ppl to support the temple sevayats during the current lockdown. Manjula, a flower vendor in front of Śrī Veṇugōpālaswāmy Temple, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru who received financial assistance through #Indicdakshina conveys her gratitude to all donors and urges more ppl to support the temple sevayats during the current lockdown.
Feb 7, 2020 13 tweets 10 min read
1. Today Civil Appeal No. 254/211, Revathi Nal P Ramavarma Raja v State of Kerala, was listed before Court No 2 of the Supreme Court with the Bench comprising Justices Shri NV Ramana, Shri Ajay Rastogi and Shri V Ramasubramanian 2. The Civil Appeal arises out of an SLP preferred by the Pandalam Royal Family (the family of Lord Ayyappa) against a judgment of the Kerala High Court delivered in 2006 in relation to ownership and custody of the Thiruvabharanam (Holy Jewels)
Dec 18, 2019 6 tweets 2 min read
1. W.P (C) No. 1432/2019 has been filed by custodians of Tiruchendur Subrahmanya Swamy Temple and @indiccollective challenging over 40 sections of the TNHRCE Act 1959 and three sets of Rules, including Rules relating to appointment of Executive Officers to Temples and Audit Rules 2. The said Petition was filed before the Supreme Court and was listed on December 18, 2019 as Item No. 26 before the three-Judge Bench presided by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India Shri S. A. Bobde.
Dec 12, 2019 44 tweets 14 min read
1. The Constitution Bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana commenced the hearing of petitions challenging Presidential Orders of 5th & 6th Aug 2019 that revoked special status of J&K and J&K Reorganisation Act, 2019 passed on 9th August 2019 that divided the State into two UTs 2. Kashmiri Samiti, Delhi, which is one of the largest organizations representing the interests of KPs, has filed an impleadment application in the Writ Petitions relating to amendment of Article 370 & J&K Reorganisation Act of 2019 through the legal team of @indiccollective
Dec 2, 2019 37 tweets 9 min read
1. Crl.O.P.No.8690 of 2017 and Crl.O.P.No.12060 of 2017 were two petitions filed by public spirited individuals before the Madras High Court alleging that members of Tamil Nadu State Police were involved in theft and smuggling of Temple idols. 2. Pursuant to these Petitions, the Madras High Court directed the formation of a Special Investigation Team headed by the then Inspector General (Idol Wing) of TN Police, Shri Ponn Manickavel for investigation of all pending idol theft cases in the State of Tamil Nadu.
Oct 3, 2019 6 tweets 2 min read
1. W.P.(C) No. 649/2018, which relates to the administration of the Jagannath Puri Temple, was listed before the Supreme Court bench headed by Hon’ble Justice Arun Mishra. 2. The Amicus curiae, Senior Advocate Shri Ranjit Kumar, submitted his report on the ongoing demolition drive in Puri. The Bench expressed serious reservations with the demolition of centuries old Mathas by the State Government of Odisha.
Aug 21, 2018 36 tweets 10 min read
1. Hearing in the #Diwali firecracker ban Petition has commenced. Counsel for the Union is reading out the suggestions for further regulation of firecrackers for this Diwali. 2. Mr. Shekhar Naphde, Senior Counsel for the State of Tamil Nadu, is responding to the suggestions of the Union. Mr. Naphde submits that he finds it rather surprising and mysterious that the Union did not consult FRDC before making the suggestions for further regulation.
Aug 14, 2018 20 tweets 3 min read
Arguments in the Diwali Firecracker ban Petition have resumed before the Bench comprising of Justices Shri A.K.Sikri and Shri Ashok Bhushan. 2. Mr. Dhruv Mehta, Senior Advocate, has commenced arguments for Respondent No. 7, which is against the ban on sale of firecrackers.
Jul 5, 2018 33 tweets 8 min read
1. The Supreme Court's Bench of Justices Shri Adarsh Goel and Shri Ashok Bhushan took up the Jagannath Puri Temple Petition W.P (C) No. 649/2018 2. After hearing the Petitioner, the amicus and other Respondents, the Bench heard the arguing counsel for the @indiccollective, Mr. @jsaideepak.
Feb 28, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
Continuing our #YearOfTemples awareness campaign for the Ram Janmabhoomi case, here is a peek into the evidence that conclusively establishes the presence of a Vaishnava temple underneath the Babri Masjid. Image Even before demolition, it was known that the Babri building had 14 pillars that carried typical Hindu motifs & figures of Hindu Devatās, indicating that like any of the thousands of Mosques built over temple across Bhārat, debris of temples had been used for mosque construction. Image