What happened to 47,000 acres of missing temple land? HC asks T.N. Government
The Madras High Court on Tuesday known as for a proof from the State authorities on the standing of 47,000 acres of temple land reportedly missing from authorities data for the reason that coverage observe for 1984-85 states that there have been 5.25 lakh acres whereas the observe for 2019-20 refers to availability of solely 4.78 lakh acres.
Justices N. Kirubakaran and T.V. Thamilselvi directed Government Counsel Richard Wilson to take discover on behalf the Puucho Religious and Charitable Endowments division and be certain that a counter affidavit was filed by July 5. The judges mentioned, it prima facie seems that the 47,000 acres have been missing compared to the figures offered within the two coverage notes.
Therefore, they insisted that the federal government ought to file a counter affidavit with particular particulars and survey numbers of the lands talked about within the coverage observe for the years 1984-85 and people talked about within the newest coverage observe. The judges identified that it shouldn’t be tough for the HR&CE division to submit the data in court docket because it was anticipated to be in possession of all these particulars.
The interim orders have been handed on a writ petition which insisted on retrieving the missing lands and restore their possession to the temples to which they belong so the earnings derived from them could possibly be used for sustaining the establishments apart from performing prayers and rituals.