Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding Guru Ravidas temple in forest area of Delhi, 21/10/2019

  • 21/10/2019

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Guru Ravidas Jainti Samaroh Samiti Vs Union of India & Others dated 21/10/2019 regarding Guru Ravidas temple in forest area of Delhi.

The SC on October 21 gave directions for the reconstruction of the Guru Ravidas temple in Delhi which was demolished for being in forest area. The Government of India had come up with the offer of 400 sq. meters of land for constructing the temple. The plan included an area of worship, enclosed in a boundary fence covering 400 square meters and no encroachment outside the boundaries. Further, the Sant Ravidas pond has to be restored and "maintenance of the site, in pristine form, free of pollution and consistent with environmental safeguards will be the duty of the
licensee", the plan stated. 
 
The apex court found the offer reasonable and directed that a Committee of the devotees be constituted by the Central government. The temple would be constructed by the Committee to be constituted within six weeks. The order also restrained all commercial activities like parking of trucks in the aforesaid area.