Karnataka HC strikes down discriminatory Hindu Endowments Act

By Deccan Herald via Deccan Herald published on November 19, 2015

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The High Court on Tuesday struck down the Karnataka Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments (Amendment) Act, 2011 and Karnataka Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments (Amendment) Act, 2012 in entirety stating the said Acts were discriminatory and violative of Constitutional rights.

A division bench comprising Justice Anand Byrareddy and Justice S Sujatha pronounced the judgement after hearing a batch of petitions in Dharwad bench, filed by 68 temples of Uttara Kannada district under the Muzrai department. The petitioners had contended that giving powers to the State government for appointing non-official members of their choice was being largely misused at the religious institutions.

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