Drive against illegal places of worship put off

Dist Administration allows parties concerned to submit documents to support their claims

Already, all the illegal places of worships have been identified and put notice on those places stating that they would be removed as per directions from the Supreme Court.

Deputy Commissioner Dr  P C Jaffer has said the drive has been postponed following submission of memoranda by several organisations and associations seeking more time.
As per the Supreme Court’s directive, all the illegal places of worship needs to be shifted from their existing locations, before December 31.

 Documents pertaining to most of the places have been verified and listed for their removal. The assistance of Department of Muzrai is sought as few temples come under its jurisdiction. Once the clearance comes from the department concerned the district administration would go ahead with its proposed drive, he added.

It may be mentioned here that more than one hundred places of worships have been identified as illegal in the district.

The tahsildars of respective taluks have been asked to serve notices to the persons concerned for voluntary removal of the structures.

Besides, people connected with those places of worships have been asked to furnish documents, if any to prove their ownership of the place. All the documents would be verified by the competent authority and take a final decision.

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