In late-night hearing, K’taka HC upholds order to allow Ganesh Puja at Hubballi idgah

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The late night time order got here after the Supreme Court docket ordered establishment on a petition by the Karnataka Waqf Board towards Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations on Idgah Maidan in Bengaluru.

Earlier, the Karnataka Excessive Court docket had permitted the Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Company to think about functions to put in Ganesha idols at Hubballi Idgah Maidan. (Photograph: PTI)

The Karnataka Excessive Court docket has refused to revise its earlier order permitting the inserting of Ganesha idols and holding cultural actions at Hubballi Idgah Maidan on Ganesh Chaturthi.

“It’s clear from earlier judgments that the property is owned by the federal government and the petitioner has taken the property on lease for use solely on two events. The federal government has the fitting over the mentioned property,” the excessive courtroom mentioned in its late-night order, dismissing the plea to cease the festivities.

Earlier within the day, the Karnataka Excessive Court docket permitted the Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Company (HDMC) to think about the functions for holding spiritual and cultural actions on Ganesh Chaturthi at Hubballi Idgah Maidan, for a restricted interval and cross applicable order in accordance with regulation.

The excessive courtroom was listening to a writ petition filed by Anjuman-E-Islam, Hubballi. That they had requested the excessive courtroom to change the order towards the backdrop of the SC order.

The late night time order got here after the Supreme Court docket ordered establishment on a petition by the Karnataka Waqf Board towards Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations on Idgah Maidan in Bengaluru.

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BENGALURU IDGAH MAIDAN ROW

The Idgah Maidan has been within the information over a land dispute. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) mentioned that the property belonged to the Income Division following the civic physique’s chief commissioner’s instructions to confirm the possession of the land.

Following this, a number of Hindu organisations sought permission to carry the Ganesh Chaturthi pageant on the Idgah Maidan because it was a authorities property.

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Nonetheless, the Karnataka Waqf Board challenged the August 7 order of the BBMP joint commissioner earlier than the Karnataka Excessive Court docket, who then ordered a establishment on the land.

On August 26, a division bench of the Karnataka Excessive Court docket permitted the state authorities to think about and cross applicable orders on the functions acquired by the Deputy Commissioner of Bengaluru (City) looking for using Idgah Maidan at Chamarajpet.

Nonetheless, the Supreme Court docket, listening to a plea by the Waqf Board, ordered a establishment on Tuesday which implies no celebrations could be held on the maidan on Ganesh Chaturthi in the meanwhile.

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