SC allows demolition of illegal Shiva temple in Delhi

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The Delhi High Court had said that Lord Shiva does not need the Court's protection and it is the people who need the lord's protection and blessings.

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld an order of the Delhi High Court allowing the demolition of an illegal Shiva temple near Taj Enclave at Geeta Colony in Delhi.

The Pracheen Shiva Mandir is located on the Yamuna floodplains. The apex court asked how an akhada can be in floodplains.

Earlier, the Delhi High Court had said that Lord Shiva does not need the Court's protection and it is the people who need the lord's protection and blessings.

“The half-hearted plea by the learned counsel for the petitioner that Lord Shiva, being the deity of the temple, must be also impleaded in the present matter is a desperate attempt to give an altogether different colour to the entire dispute to sub-serve the vested interest of its members. It goes without saying that Lord Shiva does not need our protection; rather, we, the people, seek his protection and blessings. There could be no iota of doubt that Lord Shiva would be happier if the Yamuna River bed and the flood plains areas are cleared of all encroachments and unauthorised construction,” Justice Dharmesh Sharma had said, according to Bar and Bench.

The High Court had noted that there was no document to show that the temple was dedicated to the public.


What's your take on this Supreme Court decision?
 
All illegal structures must be demolished.

Many illegal temples were bulldozed in the past. Public safety and Law stands above personal faith.
 
Just seems like a practical decision. It doesn't do either side any favours to have a temple in floodplains. Modi might well sanction a grand new temple to replace it in a more suitable area, hopefully the site won't be one already being used as a mosque.
 
Just seems like a practical decision. It doesn't do either side any favours to have a temple in floodplains. Modi might well sanction a grand new temple to replace it in a more suitable area, hopefully the site won't be one already being used as a mosque that was built by demolishing a temple to the extent that pillars from the temple were used in the Mosque.

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Just seems like a practical decision. It doesn't do either side any favours to have a temple in floodplains. Modi might well sanction a grand new temple to replace it in a more suitable area, hopefully the site won't be one already being used as a mosque.
Hard to believe for fear mongers who may have thought that only mosques are bulldozed in India. But many illegal Hindu temples were bulldozed in the past and will happen in the future.
 
I may be being pedantic here but the judge should speak in respect of the law only.

It sounds like he is being the personal spokesman of Lord Shiva and giving his view on what he believes the Lord would like or dislike.

Just provide a legal judgement.
 
I may be being pedantic here but the judge should speak in respect of the law only.

It sounds like he is being the personal spokesman of Lord Shiva and giving his view on what he believes the Lord would like or dislike.

Just provide a legal judgement.
But but but India is a secular nation - allegedly.
 
Hard to believe for fear mongers who may have thought that only mosques are bulldozed in India. But many illegal Hindu temples were bulldozed in the past and will happen in the future.
Shh ...... Dont leak out such stuff!!
Things are going strange, I recently saw an Al Jazeera coverage of Chess prodigies of India. World is turning upside down.
 
I may be being pedantic here but the judge should speak in respect of the law only.

It sounds like he is being the personal spokesman of Lord Shiva and giving his view on what he believes the Lord would like or dislike.

Just provide a legal judgement.
Yes, you are sounding pedantic and also shows your lack of legal know how.
Almost everywhere in the world, Judges dont just pass sentence but they write 100s of pages of reasoning behind the judgement which get used as precedent for the future. These reasonings cover various aspects of the thought process involved in the judgement which accounts for societal issues too. It is a very critical part of the rule of law.
 
I may be being pedantic here but the judge should speak in respect of the law only.

It sounds like he is being the personal spokesman of Lord Shiva and giving his view on what he believes the Lord would like or dislike.

Just provide a legal judgement.
Secularism has a different meaning when it comes to India. It is inclusive of relgion but without any particular preference. When you take legal matters in to hand, unlike western society which is more homogenous in terms of religion, separation of religion and rational means are not possible for countries especially in India due to its complicated structure. In order to avoid further communal clash which may occur after math, if the legal standing is also interpreted in religious terms, then it may ease the tension. Because human beings can not be fully rational in nature and are emotional driven.
 
Only hindus can be such fools to celebrate demolition of their temple just to show oh how secular we are.
 
We are diverse set of people!! :D
Such diversity is unique to hindus. Always constantly needing to affirm themselves as progressives, neutral, secular, they keep making self goals and harming their civilization. No wonder these pajeets have no respect anywhere and are only liked for their servitude.
 
Such diversity is unique to hindus. Always constantly needing to affirm themselves as progressives, neutral, secular, they keep making self goals and harming their civilization. No wonder these pajeets have no respect anywhere and are only liked for their servitude.
"Standard typical Hindu" you are thinking that there is no such variety elsewhere in the World!! :ROFLMAO:
 
Only hindus can be such fools to celebrate demolition of their temple just to show oh how secular we are.
The judge got a clear mandate from Lord Shiva so what's the issue with Hindus celebrating?

By mourning the loss of the temple you are not making Lord Shiva happy ( according to the judge).
 
God doesn't need protection from humans, Simple!!
of course, God doesn't need protection from anyone. But the faithful need protection for their faith. Blasphemy is not because God in insulted, but because the faithful's religious beliefs are insulted. Really simple concept.
 
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Such diversity is unique to hindus. Always constantly needing to affirm themselves as progressives, neutral, secular, they keep making self goals and harming their civilization. No wonder these pajeets have no respect anywhere and are only liked for their servitude.

Extremely underrated comment and a very sad commentary on the state of affairs in India 😩
 
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