October 10, 2020 2:30:16 am
The Delhi Growth Authority (DDA) has authorized the allotment of 400 sq. metres land for the Guru Ravidas Temple in Jahanpanah metropolis forest in Tughlaqabad, and likewise urged altering its land use from leisure to public and semi-public for spiritual use.
The temple devoted to Saint Ravidas, who’s revered and worshipped by Dalits, was demolished on August 10 final 12 months by the DDA following a Supreme Court docket order in April. A whole bunch of protesters took to the streets in Delhi on August 21 in opposition to it, and Bhim Military chief Chandrashekar Azad in addition to 50 others had been arrested in relation to the stir.
The DDA had fought a authorized battle with the temple administration’s possession of the land, with the Delhi Excessive Court docket ruling in favour of the DDA, and the Supreme Court docket upholding the choice and ordering for its demolition.
In October final 12 months, the Supreme Court docket had directed the Centre to supply the mandatory land on the similar spot the place the temple as soon as stood for rebuilding it.
AAP MLA Somnath Bharti on Friday stated, “CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal was the primary chief to say that the location have to be restored as a result of it’s a query of religion. Because the time it has fashioned the federal government on the Centre, the BJP has at all times insulted the SC/ST and Dalit neighborhood. What is going on in UP is a part of the identical technique.”
He added, “Immediately, an authority assembly of the DDA was held. Final authority assembly of the Delhi Growth Authority was held on 13 August 2019. In that assembly, I had noticed that the DDA ought to take into account giving the land again to the Guru Ravidas Samiti with none additional delay.”
BJP MLA Vijender Gupta, a DDA member, informed The Indian The Press Reporter, “This can be a manner of fulfilling our dedication. This was carried out as per the Supreme Court docket instructions, because the Court docket needed to intervene within the authorized subject that it was. This reveals our dedication in direction of the Ravidas neighborhood. The AAP tried to politicise the difficulty and are nonetheless doing that. In any other case, this can be a victory of the Ravidas neighborhood.”
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