FREE HINDU TEMPLES FROM GOVT CONTROL

ezsasa

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At least a good govt. may take that money for welfare schemes. Priests and temple managers are well known to be corrupt goondas. You can't expect them to do public good with the money. So the better option is for govt. to use temple funds so that some public good (infra, education, housing etc.) is done.
With the increasing economy, money from temple is no longer a big chunk of state govt revenues.

There is a different perspective to this....

Only Hindu temples are asked to be accountable to the govt where as Abrahamic cults are not.

Argument is that either make all religions accountable or none at all.
 

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With the increasing economy, money from temple is no longer a big chunk of state govt revenues.

There is a different perspective to this....

Only Hindu temples are asked to be accountable to the govt where as Abrahamic cults are not.

Argument is that either make all religions accountable or none at all.
Only way Hindu Nationalism can arise is if we consider Hinduism as a homogeneous society. All the mullahs and missionaries easily prey on our numbers because of disunity.

This case will probably rule for free entry but with reasonable restrictions. On ground level nothing may change. Now more than ever, controlling judiciary is key. ABVP must aggressively infiltrate law schools and promote future judges.
 

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Virat Hindu vs Dubious Hindu:

Extract:
Uttarakhand’s 51 temple takeover case: BJP Govt objects to Subramanian Swamy’s petition

The Uttarakhand Government on Wednesday justified the takeover of 51 temples including Kedarnath and Badrinath in High Court in a petition filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy and also expressed displeasure at Swamy’s tweets against the takeover of the temple. Asking for rejection of Subramanian Swamy’s petition, the BJP-ruled Uttarakhand Government claimed that the takeover of the temple was necessary due to natural calamities and to have transparent conduct of Char Dham pilgrimage in future. However, in the 21-page affidavit, the Government did not challenge the main contentions of Subramanian Swamy and the Supreme Court’s landmark verdict against the Nataraja Temple takeover and Government interference on the affairs of temples.


https://www.pgurus.com/uttarakhands...-govt-objects-to-subramanian-swamys-petition/
 

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Virat Hindu vs Dubious Hindu:

Extract:
Uttarakhand’s 51 temple takeover case: BJP Govt objects to Subramanian Swamy’s petition

The Uttarakhand Government on Wednesday justified the takeover of 51 temples including Kedarnath and Badrinath in High Court in a petition filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy and also expressed displeasure at Swamy’s tweets against the takeover of the temple. Asking for rejection of Subramanian Swamy’s petition, the BJP-ruled Uttarakhand Government claimed that the takeover of the temple was necessary due to natural calamities and to have transparent conduct of Char Dham pilgrimage in future. However, in the 21-page affidavit, the Government did not challenge the main contentions of Subramanian Swamy and the Supreme Court’s landmark verdict against the Nataraja Temple takeover and Government interference on the affairs of temples.


https://www.pgurus.com/uttarakhands...-govt-objects-to-subramanian-swamys-petition/
@vampyrbladez how do we justify this?
 

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I don't trust Swamy. Everything he does is now suspect. Need to investigate deeper......
The way I view it mate the Hindu Jagirdar Party wants to loot Temples like everyone else.
Have they ever mentioned that they want to free Hindu temple in their manifesto.
The BJP had no objection to SCs decisions on Sabrimala they banked in only when vocies were raised. What does it tell us about them, they come off as a opportunist party.
 

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The way I view it mate the Hindu Jagirdar Party wants to loot Temples like everyone else.
Have they ever mentioned that they want to free Hindu temple in their manifesto.
The BJP had no objection to SCs decisions on Sabrimala they banked in only when vocies were raised. What does it tell us about them, they come off as a opportunist party.
I don't trust Swamy. I would also look at the temple trust members.

How much of the temple money was being diverted to 'Aaaraara!'.
 

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Some good news.
https://www.newindianexpress.com/li...ter-sree-padmanabha-swamy-temple-2169076.html

LIVE | SC upholds Travancore royal family's rights to administer Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple
The verdict, pronounced by a division bench of Justices Indu Malhotra and UU Lalit, ruled that an administrative committee headed by the District Judge will continue to manage the temple.



Published: 13th July 2020 10:42 AM | Last Updated: 13th July 2020 11:58 AM | A+A A-





Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple. (Express Photo)




By Online Desk

The Supreme Court on Monday in a 300-page verdict upheld the rights of Travancore royal family in the administration of Thiruvananthapuram's famed Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple.
A two-judge bench comprising Justices UU Lalit and Indu Malhotra pronounced the order after nine long years of hearing the case, allowing the appeal filed by members of the Travancore family.
A new temple administration committee chaired by the district judge will be formed.
Inventorying of Vault B, said to hold the most valuable treasures, has been left to the discretion of the new committee.
The existing administration committee chaired by the district judge will continue until the new panel is formed.
The SC order reversed the Kerala High Court order that stated the rights of family ceased to exist with the death of the last ruler of the Travancore in 1991.







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12:59 pm Jul 13 Chronology of events
  • Jan 31, 2011: HC orders state government to take over the temple's control, restrains executive officer and Maharaja of the royal family against opening any of Kallaras (vault).
  • May 2: An appeal of Uthradam Thirunal Marthanda Varma, brother of the last ruler, comes up for hearing before the SC, which grants interim stay on the high court directives. It also directs conducting a detailed inventory of the articles/ valuables/ ornaments in Kallaras (vaults) and appoints a team of observers.
  • Jul 8: SC orders that opening of kallara 'A' and 'B' is to be kept in abeyance till further orders.
  • Jul 21: SC considers state's response, directs setting up of an Expert Committee to advise on inventory, conservation and security. It says panel would examine and give an opinion whether it is necessary to open Kallara 'B'.
  • Sep 22: SC examines interim report of the Expert Committee, issues directions. It says issue relating to opening of Kallara 'B' shall be considered after substantial progress is made in regard to documentation, categorization, security, preservation, conservation, maintenance and storage relating to the contents in the other Kallaras.
  • Aug 23, 2012: The Court appointed Senior Advocate Gopal Subramaniam as an amicus curiae.
  • Dec 6, 2013: Uthradam Thirunal Marthanda Varma passed away, his legal heirs later substitute him in SC.
  • Apr 15, 2014: Amicus Curiae submits report.
  • Apr 24: The Court appoints Administrative Committee headed by the District Judge, Thiruvananthapuram, to manage the temple.
  • Aug-Sep 2014: Gopal Subramaniam writes to SC opting out as amicus curiae. Later, he withdraws his resignation and continues to assist the SC.
  • Nov 2014: Royal family questions Amicus Curiae Gopal Subramaniam's report, files objections before SC.
  • Nov 27: SC accepts some of the recommendations made by the Amicus Curiae.
  • Jul 4, 2017: SC appoints Justice K S P Radhakrishnan as Chairman of the Selection Committee for the Sreekovil and other allied works. SC says it would examine claims that one of the vaults of the temple contains extraordinary treasure with "mystical" energy, passes a slew of directions including on the security of the treasures, auditing of accounts and repair of the deity.
  • Jan-Apr 2019: The cases are posted before the bench comprising of Justices UU Lalit and Indu Malhotra for final hearing.
  • Apr 10: SC reserves verdict on pleas challenging January 31, 2011 judgement of the Kerala HC in the matter.
  • Jul 13, 2020: SC upholds right of Travancore royal family in administration of Temple.
12:45 pm Jul 13 Royal family express happiness

11:43 am Jul 13 Temple executive officer welcomes verdict
V Ratheesan, IAS said the court's direction to continue with the present committee for the timebeing is a recognition.
11:34 am Jul 13 State govt welcomes verdict
The state government respects the SUpreme Court verdict and hence won't challenge it, Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran said.
11:29 am Jul 13
The top court delivered the verdict on a batch of appeals, including the one filed by the legal representatives of the Travancore royal family, challenging the January 31, 2011 verdict of the high court in the matter.
11:27 am Jul 13 Committee to decide whether to open Vault B or not
The question on whether Vault B will be opened or not will be decided by the committee formed. J Lalit stated that this interim arrangement will become the final arrangement.
11:24 am Jul 13 What is Shebaitship?
Broadly described, a shebait is the human ministrant and custodian of an idol, its earthly spokesman, its authorised representative entitled to deal with all its temporal affairs and to manage its property.
11:16 am Jul 13 All committee members to be Hindus
Supreme Court specifies that all members of the temple committee will be Hindus.
11:15 am Jul 13 Shebaitship by royal family upheld
The apex court stated that administrative Committee will manage the temple affairs while District judge of Thiruvanathpuram will be the chairperson of the committee.
11:14 am Jul 13 Verdict as read out:
"We allow the appeal of the royal family of Travancore. Death does not effect Shebaitship of the Travancore Family. The bench gives a nod for constituting a committee headed by the district judge of Trivandrum."
11:08 am Jul 13
The death of the last ruler will not result in escheat of the rights in favour of the government.
11:04 am Jul 13

11:02 am Jul 13 Royal family reacts to the verdict
Travancore royal family expressed happiness over the verdict. The temple wealth belongs to the deity, said the family.
11:01 am Jul 13 Quick background of the case
  • The bench comprising Justice UU Lalit and Justice Indu Malhotra is considering the appeal petition filed by the Travancore royal family against the 2011 verdict of the
  • The High Court had ruled that the temple and its assets should be taken over by the state government. Inventorying of the vaults where a treasure worth one lakh crore is hidden was also ordered.
  • Though inventorying of three vaults was completed, the opening of the Vault B, said to be the most important among them in terms of the value of items, was not done following the opposition of the royal family. They claimed that the vault cannot be opened as it would affect the sanctity of the shrine.
  • In the course of the case the royal family had put forth a suggestion to form a committee to manage the temple with a retired high court justice as its chairman.
  • The family wanted the chairman to be nominated by the high court chief justice. Besides the decision on ownership and management of the temple, the SC is also expected to make a call on whether to open the vault B.
10:59 am Jul 13
 

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