New Delhi, 21 November (IANS). The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to interfere in the case related to the proposed demolition of a Hanuman temple at Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation.
A High Court bench of Justices Hema Kohli and Subramaniam Prasad said, “We have no reason to look at the application for intervention which is nothing but an attempt to revisit and dismiss the same issue.”
It said that the request for intervention should come from the AAP government. “The request made in the application for intervention has been rejected,” the bench said. The application has been rejected.
The bench said that the High Court had in November last year rejected the recommendation of a religious committee headed by the Lieutenant Governor (LG) to allow the temple to remain present at its present site.
The order was passed when the High Court was hearing a petition filed by Mr. Manokamna Siddha Srihanuman Seva Samiti, a registered society, praying for intervention in the writ petition.
The applicant society was angered by the proposal of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation to demolish the Hanuman temple at Katra Dulia, located on the main Chandani Chowk on 31 October.