Land owned by temples should not be forcibly taken over for constructing houses : AP Govt’

Andhra Pradesh Govt. issues instructions to all concerned on receiving letter from HJS

  • What else is expected from Andhra Pradesh Government with Christian Chief Minister, other than looting of money collected in Hindus’ temples and attempts to grab temples’ lands ? It seems as if this State Govt. has undertaken a crusade against Hindus, considering its anti-Hindu activities.
  • Pro-Hindu organizations should try to stop Government if similar things are happening in other States in this country !  

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) : Lands owned by Hindus’ temples are forcibly taken away and houses and other commercial shops/ offices are being constructed on them. It is not only affecting sanctity of temples but it can also create obstacles in constructions proposed to be erected for convenience of devotees by temples; therefore, such things should be stopped, was the demand made by Shri. Chetan Gadi, State Coordinator of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) through a letter written to State Government. A meeting was held by Special Chief Secretary related to Public Trusts and Charity Department on 21st August and orders were issued on 30thAugust instructing government officers that they should refrain from forcibly taking over lands belonging to Hindus’ temples for construction of houses and shops etc. It has been stated in the order that if temple management or trustees declare auction of its land, which is not in use, then government officers may take part in the auction and take land in possession. This instruction may be noted by all Charity Commissioners.

Using temple land for government schemes is wrong !

Verdict of Hyderabad High Court passed in 2006     

Had HJS not reminded the Government of this order, please note that the Govt. would have grabbed Hindus’ temples’ lands disregarding this instruction !

Christian Chief Minister (CM) Jaganmohan Reddy of Andhra Pradesh had declared construction of houses for 25 lakh people and asked for temple-land on lease of few years. (Why CM Reddy, being a Christian, didn’t issue order for acquiring land on lease from churches and mosques ? It shows his Hindu-hatred ! – Editor, Dainik Sanatan Prabhat) He had therefore, issued a notice to administrations in every district for getting information on lands belonging to temples. Notices were issued to all District Collectors through Chief Secretary. HJS had submitted representation to Public Trusts / Charity Department on learning about the above information. In the year 2006, Hyderabad High Court had passed a verdict that it was wrong to use temples’ lands for government schemes. A copy of this verdict was enclosed to HJS letter. The State Department then held a meeting taking above decision.

Source : Dainik Sanatan Prabhat

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