High Court approves Vrindavan’s Banke Bihari Temple Corridor, temple funds will not be used

Prayagraj: In a major decision, the Allahabad High Court has approved the Uttar Pradesh government’s plan to build a corridor around the Banke Bihari Temple in Vrindavan, Mathura. However, the court has not given permission to use the money deposited in the temple’s bank account to build the corridor. The decision comes days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Mathura-Vrindavan on November 23. A bench of Chief Justice Pritinkar Diwakar and Justice Ashutosh Srivastava said they would not accept the government lawyer’s request for the use of Rs 262.50 crore of the deity. Will do. The court has said that the government should move ahead with its proposed plan but should also ensure that the visitors do not face any hindrance in their darshan. The court also allowed the government to remove the encroachment that was hindering the construction of the corridor. And the government will have to construct the corridor at its own expense.

The next hearing will be on 31 January 2024

The corridor of Banke Bihari Temple will be built on the lines of the corridor built in Kashi Vishwanath Temple of Varanasi. After the completion of the hearing on 8 November, the High Court had reserved its decision. Now the next hearing of the case will be on January 31, 2024. A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed on behalf of petitioners Anant Sharma, Madhumangal Das and others. The temple priests had termed the construction of the corridor as unnecessary and the amount of offerings and donations Had clearly refused to give it. The priests are opposing the Banke Bihari Temple Corridor, whereas the government wants to construct this corridor keeping in mind the convenience of the devotees.

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