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362 temples, masjids on govt land regularised

The Haryana government on Monday regularised as many as 362 religious sites on public land in Gurgaon district.

india Updated: Apr 19, 2011 01:31 IST
HT Correspondent

The Haryana government on Monday regularised as many as 362 religious sites on public land in Gurgaon district.

According to officials, this has been done as per the policy of the state government.

This was revealed in a meeting presided over by Gurgaon deputy commissioner PC Meena. The meeting called for reviewing the progress on the regularisation process.

As per the decision of the state government, the religious sites which were built on the government land after encroaching it were either regularised, removed or relocated elsewhere.

Various departments on whose land such religious sites stand were required to take up the case with their head offices.

Where the religious site was not posing any hindrance to the people, it can be regularised but where these sites caused problems they need to be either shifted or removed.

Meena directed officers to expedite the process in coordination with senior officers at the headquarters. The district administration has already got a survey conducted of such religious places located on the government land.

In the meeting, it was told that 362 religious sites have been regularised, while cases regarding 19 sites were pending in various courts.

Officials are of the view that regularisation of temples, mosques and other religious sites can help the administration in managing workload and monitoring progress.