Temple land encroachment in the name of Road widening

published on January 31, 2015

In Thrissur Municipal Corporation area, nowadays, the Congress leaders and its Mayor are on an inauguration spree. Recently Poonkunnam Junction was widened and even before tarring one side road, Mayor Mr. Rajan Pallan inaugurated the road.

The shocking part of the game was that within a few days of “opening” of the road there were picture in morning newspapers that Rajan Pallan and a Devaswom officer standing on the temple ground giving instructions to some officials for widening the other side of the road. The other side of the road, which is a temple property, also immediately widened. Now you can see a large area of temple property is taken over for road widening.

My question is how could the Mayor all of a sudden take over the temple property?

Did Devaswom Board give permission for surrendering the temple property for widening?

If yes, before granting of permission did the Devasom consult any Hindu organizations? If not, why?

Have the Devaswom Board received any compensation (The property worth crores of rupees)

I am not against widening of the road. My only grievance is that how the temple property could be all of a sudden and that too without any discussion taken over by the Corporation?

Are Temple property anybody’s property? Can Rajan Pallan who is a Christian can acquire the Church land of Poonkunnam Church in such a “speed’ for widening – without compensation?

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