NEW DELHI: In the case of NEETA BHARDWAJ & ORS. v. KAMLESH SHARMA the Delhi High Court has said that Preside Dharamshala Buildings of Kalkaji Temple in Delhi on 1st June
Single-headed bench by Justice Pratibha M Singh, dealing with a bunch of pleas concerning the aspect of maintenance of the temple, said that the pujaris who are occupying the dharamshalas shall make submissions before the Court concerning the timelines of such vacation on the said date.
“The pujaris/baridaars shall submit their suggestions with regard to the redevelopment, to the ld. Administrator within 15 days of obtaining the layout plan. Pursuant to the same, such parties shall appear before the ld. Administrator on 4th June, 2022 at 5 P.M., by which time all the suggestions of the pujaris/baridaars shall be submitted. On the said date, the ld. Administrator would consider the suggestions given with respect to the redevelopment of the Kalkaji Mandir,” the Court added.
The Court also gives directions to the Administrator that they shall also have interactions with the pujaris or baridaars and shall submit a report to the Court by 4 July 2022.
“Additionally, going forward, after 4th July 2022, in order to assuage the concerns of the pujaris/baridaars, etc., the ld. The administrator shall meet with them at least once every fortnight, so that in the general functioning of the Kalkaji Mandir as also the redevelopment, the pujaris and baridaars can submit their suggestions to the ld. Administrator, which can be duly considered,” the Court said.
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