A good precedent

Print edition : January 05, 2018

“WILL prayer reach God if you pray from an illegal property,” remarked the Delhi High Court on December 12, The Hindu reported on December 13. The court expressed displeasure at the illegally constructed Hanuman idol in Karol Bagh in New Delhi.

A bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar made it clear that officials responsible for allowing the 108-foot idol to be erected would be prosecuted.

“Even if we can’t remove the temple, people who are responsible for it will meet their fate,” the bench said, after it was informed that the idol was built in 2002, and the temple along with it was run by a trust.

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