Sant Ravidas Temple Case: Supreme Court Allows Reconstruction of Demolished Temple at the Same Place, No Commercial Activity Including Paid Parking to be Allowed
Supreme Court. (Photo Credits: ANI)

Delhi, October 21: The Supreme Court gave its nod on Monday for the reconstruction of the Sant Ravidas Temple. Thus accepting the Centre's proposal to construct the shrine at the same site where it was demolished in August on the court’s orders.

The Apex Court accepted the Central government's proposal to hand over the demolished Ravidas temple site to a committee of devotees to reconstruct the temple in Tughlakabad area in South Delhi. Attorney Venugopal said 400 square metres could be allotted, doubling the initial allotment for the reconstruction of the temple. Punjab Bandh Today: Ravidas Community Members Observe Complete Shutdown, Schools, Colleges Shut In Several Areas.

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According to an ANI update, the Supreme Court further said that no commercial activity will be allowed, including that of the paid parking lot there. It also directed the Central government to form a committee within 6 weeks which will be overseeing the construction.

The decision has been taken to ensure peace and harmony after the demolition at south Delhi's Tughlakabad that had sparked widespread protests by devotees. The temple was demolished by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on August 10 following the order by the Court as it was built on encroached forest land.