Why have you taken over 38,000 temples in the State ? : SC notice to DMK Government of Tamil Nadu

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New Delhi – During the hearing of the petition filed against the DMK Government of Tamil Nadu for taking over the management of 38,000 temples, the Supreme Court, has sought an explanation from the Government through a notice about the reasons for taking over these temples. The DMK Government has even stayed the appointment of Trustees in these temples while taking over their management. The petition against the State Government has been filed by a NGO called ‘Indic Collective Trust’. The petition says the following :

Temples once taken over, are never given back to the devotees !

The Counsel for the petitioner said that in the past 70 years there had been no recorded instance where in the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department had handed over a temple back to the Trustees or the community concerned after it had taken over the administration of temples.

Editorial viewpoint

Such notice now needs to be issued to the Government of every State in India !