Yet another blow to Anti Hindu AP Government move to Evangelise Tirumala Tirupathi devasthanam

via Global Hindi Heritage Foundation (GHHF) published on December 2, 2010

Allotment of House sites / apartments on TTD Lands donated by Devotees Centuries ago; High Court issued Stay orders on November 29, 2010

            GHHF and HDPS have recommended that the TTD lands should not be used to allot Housing sites or apartments to the employees of TTD. We strongly feel that those lands should be used for the promotion of Hindu values, for colleges, for feeding the cows by raising grass and other crops, for providing housing to Leprosy patients and other matters strictly for religious matters.

             The TTD Board resolved in their meetings on July 25, 2007 and subsequently on June 30, 2008 to allot the land and apartments at the following venues for house sites/apartments to the eligible employees under “Own Your House Scheme.”

 The venues / lands are located at the follows areas/ villages:

            a) S. V. Poor Home Lands: 25 acres to be used for 462 house sites at a cost of rupees 44,355 per site

            b)  S. V. Dairy Farm Lands: 20 acres to be used for 407 house sites at a cost of  rupees 55,000 per site

            c) Brahmanapattu Village Lands: 100 acres to be used for 1800 house sites at a cost of rupees 11, 459 per site

             d) Sri Vinayaka Nagar Lands: 7 acres to be used for 500 apartments at a cost of rupees 25,000 per each apartment space

            e) S. G. S. Arts College Grounds; 5.2 acres to used for 350 apartments at a cost of rupees 25,000 per each apartment space.

            Ever since the GO was issued, a group of dedicated organizations and a group of devout Hindus have requested TTD to with draw it’s GO pointing out the implications and possible consequences of these neighborhoods becoming the colonies for other faiths.

            First, over the years these colonies may not see any Hindu living in these colonies and apartments. That means that other faith people will be occupying the lands that were donated to TTD and practicing their faith few kilometers away from Sri Venkateshwara Temple itself.

            Secondly, our organizations have already acquired documents to show that some of the employees who were supposed to have these housing sites have already sold them at a higher price. That means that the assigned employees have no need for it. Instead of using the house site for building a house or apartment, it is being used for business purpose.

            Third, that the Hindu people with poor economic background, leprosy patients, cows, and College students will be denied to have their regular activities.

            With this in mind, TTD Parirakshana Samithi (TTDPS) had taken a major responsibility to identify the donor of 100 acres so that a case may be filed against TTD and stop the allotments of lands for the employees. Sri D Narendra, Sri Narra Munichandra, Sri Pravatarao Sunkaravalli and other members of TTDPS started investigating the whereabouts of these donors. They approached Sri Kamala Kumar Swami and M Subrahmanya Yadav of Hindu Devalaya Parirakshana Samithi for their support. These and many others have collaborated in this effort.

            In order to file a case they needed the names of the donors. It took few months to locate them. What all these devout Hindus have done is remarkable and it took two years to get STAY ORDER from High Court.

            This 100-acre land was donated way back during Sri Krishna Devaraya time (around 1560s) by a gentleman called Sri Pativadi Bhayankara Annan (Annacharyulu). He was a great devotee of Lord Sri Venkateshwara. The most SURPRISING historical fact is that it is he who composed SUPRABHATAM to Lord Venkateshwara. What a history to this land? TTD wants to dispose it off to people who may not even recognize the donor’s wish and preserve it for Lord Venkateshwara.

            Sri Narendra, Sri Narra Munichandra, Paravatirao Sunkaravalli, Sri Kamala Kumar Swami, Sri M Subrahmanya  Yadav used all legal means to locate and identify the original donor and trace the lineage to the present time. Salutations are in order for all these and others involved in the sacred mission. They used RTI Act to obtain the name of the original donor, which took more than a year. After knowing that Sri Prativadi was the donor, finally they were able to trace the 16th generation family member who is 82 years old and who happens to live in Tirupathi. He has two living sons – one in Chennai and the other in New Delhi.

            With the assistance of the original donor’s 16/17 generation son Sri Prativadi Bhayankara Ramesh from Chennai, Sri Narendra Dommalapati and Sri P Balasubrahmanyam filed a case in High Court of Andhra Pradesh to stop the “Own Your House Scheme.”

            On November 29, 2010 a two judge bench of the AP High Court comprising Acting Chief Justice B. Prakash Rao and Justice V. Suri Appa Rao stayed the decision of the state government and of the TTD in allotting 100 acres in Brahmanapattu village near Tirupati to the employees of TTD.

The court admitting a writ petition filed by P. B. Ramesh and two others that opined that the land allotment was arbitrary, illegal and without the authority of law. In fact the petitioners pointed out that the allotted land in the first place did not even belong to the TTD. It belonged to Lakshminarayanaswami Temple from the times of  Sri Krishna Devaraya. The management of the temple was taken over by the TTD.  The petitioners argued that mere takeover of the management of this Temple by the TTD did not guarantee the power to alienate the land.

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