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Supreme Court warns states against giving 'political colour' to Ravidas temple demolition

The Delhi Development Authority demolished the temple under orders from the apex court

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 19.08.19, 2:48 PM
  • Updated 19.08.19, 2:48 PM
  • a min read
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A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and M.R. Shah asked the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi to ensure that no law and order disturbance is created politically or otherwise during the protests over the demolition of temple. Shutterstock

The Supreme Court on Monday said its orders on the Guru Ravidas Temple in the Tughlaqabad forest area of New Delhi cannot be given a "political colour".

A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and M.R. Shah asked the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi to ensure that no law and order disturbance is created politically or otherwise during the protests over the demolition of temple.

"Everything cannot be political. Our orders can't be given a political colour by anybody on earth," the bench said.

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) had demolished the temple pursuant to the orders of the apex court, which had on August 9 observed that a "serious breach" had been committed by Guru Ravidas Jainti Samaroh Samiti by not vacating the forest area as earlier ordered by the top court.