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No church, temple or masjid in public sites: HC

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, Mar 7: The Karnataka High Court (HC) on Friday, Mar 6 has come down heavily upon encroachment of public places in the name of worship.

The High Court announced that no church, temple or masjid should exist in public sites. It has asked the State government to come out with a uniform stand within two weeks regarding this.

HC asked the govt to give the action plan taken by State govt about the places of worship encroaching upon civic amenity sites and other public properties.

HC in its statement said, if a poor man encroaches upon one cent of land, you make it a big issue. But in the name of god if it is encroached, you take it as blessings.

As far as we are concerned, rule of law should prevail. You have to evict those people by giving notices in accordance with law, even issue notice to God if required. A principle of natural justice applies to God also. Don"t favour anybody, HC added.

HC was hearing a Public Interest Litigation case connected to encroachment of Lakshmana Rau Park in Okalipuram area.

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