Shift all religious structures built on public land, orders HC

NOIDA/GHAZIABAD: The Allahabad high court has ordered shifting of all religious buildings that have been built on public land after January 1, 2011, and encroach on roads, pathways, lanes and facet roads. The high court also directed the manager secretary to file a compliance record after three months.
On encroachments that took place sooner than January 2011, the court has directed that they be shifted from their provide place inside six months.

A division bench of Justices Sudhir Agarwal and Ajit Kumar on Friday also made the DM, district police chiefs and circle officers of police in charge of the encroachments made on street after June 10, 2016.

The district administrations of Noida and Ghaziabad stated on Saturday they might agree to the order once they were given a duplicate of it. According to officials, a listing of such religious puts has already been submitted to the high court in 2011 and a committee comprising the district Justice of the Peace and the SSP will get started imposing the order after a overview of the legislation and order scenario.

According to the ADM of Gautam Budh Nagar, Kumar Vineet, no encroachments took place within the district after 2011. In Noida by myself, four-five religious puts are encroaching public land, together with one within the inexperienced belt, abutting the main carrier street of Noida-Greater Noida Expressway in Sector 127.

The Shani Mandir in Sector 127 came up within the inexperienced belt after an existing temple inbuilt 1972 was once prolonged via Swami Jaswant Nathji who was once talented a work of 10 sq. toes via a Bakhtawarpur resident.

Mahant Shiv Nath Baba, who lately administers the temple, advised TOI that his predecessor Swami Jaswant Nathji fought a court case in 2005 to get a stay order for vacation of the golf green belt space for creation of the carrier street. A curved street has been constructed abutting the temple.

“In 2016, the villagers attacked me with an goal to take possession of the land in order that they may take reimbursement claim on the inexperienced belt. I had to go away the temple for a while because of injuries. We wrote to chief minister Yogi Aditya Nath who directed the authorities to reinstate us on the temple,” he stated.

The Atta Peer — a religious memorial inbuilt June 1986 via Hukum Singh in reminiscence of his son Rambal Singh — has no longer been shifted in spite of takeover of private land via Noida Authority. While the memorial stands on the inexperienced belt situated on the major street between Sector 17 and 18 abutting the busy Captain Vijayant Thapar Marg, devotees line up outside the similar particularly on Thursdays.

Similarly, the Hanuman temple is situated on the major street in Hajipur of Sector 104 and a big a part of it's on the major street connecting the sphere with the limited-access highway. Pandit Ramesh Pathak, who takes care of its affairs, stated it's nearly 25-years-old.

In neighbouring Ghaziabad, the district management had carried out an anti-encroachment power on the inexperienced belt along Sucheta Kriplani Marg in Shakti Khand 4 in January ultimate month following a TOI record, however demolished most effective the unlawful dinner party halls on the stretch leaving at the back of religious sites comprising a temple, a gurdwara and a church.

In an RTI reply, the GDA had made it transparent that it has no longer allotted land to any religious sites on the inexperienced belt. The encroachments on Shakti Khand’s inexperienced belt had come up most effective up to now 5 years.

Such buildings are also encroaching inexperienced belts in Seva Nagar, Meerut Road, Kavi Nagar and Bulandshahr industrial space.

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