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published on November 3, 2010

HC restrains corpn from razing temple



Chennai: The Madras high court on Tuesday restrained the Chennai corporation from razing a temple at Shastri Nagar and directed the civic body to remove fish stalls, hoarding and other structures put up on a place from where two other platform temples were removed in May 2010.

   The first bench comprising Chief Justice M Yusuf Eqbal and Justice TS Sivagnanam passed the interim orders on a public interest petition filed by Radha Rajan. The corporation demolished two temples — Chelliamman Temple and Pillayar Temple — at First Avenue, Shastri Nagar on May 25 2010. Another — Srinivasa Perumal Temple at No. 33, First Avenue in Shastri Nagar — is sought to be demolished by the civic authorities, apparently to restore the footpath.

   Alleging that the authorities were targeting only Hindu places of worship, Radha Rajan, who argued her own case, submitted that the temples were sought to be demolished without prior notice. After removing two temples in May 2010, corporation had put up its own fish stall and erected hoardings at the very same spot. Judges asked authorities to remove all fish stalls and hoardings by November 7.

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