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Bombay High Court disposes of illegal shrine petition

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, Aug 24 (UNI) The Bombay High Court today disposed of a petition seeking directions to the state and others to demolish illegal shrines in the metropolis after fixing a final dateline of September 30 for demolishing the said illegal structures.

A division bench consisting of Justice R M Lodha and Justice S A Bobde passed the order after a BMC official submitted before the court that till now, the BMC had demolished more than 1,000 illegal shrines.

However, 46 structures are yet to be demolished out of which 13 structures stand on BMC land. The trustees of these illegal shrines had filed special leave petitions in the Supreme Court.

Social activist Baghanwaj R I Yane had filed a PIL before the Bombay High Court seeking it's directions for the demolition of these illegal structures some of which were constructed on government land. Repeated complaints to the concerned officials evoke no response, Yane had lamented in his petition.

On the previous occasion the Court had to direct the BMC to demolish all illegal shrines in the city.


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