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Supreme Court to hear plea on change in trust of Trimbakeshwar

The plea, before a bench of justices UU Lalit and Deepak Gupta, also asked for an increase in the number of trustees from the general public to six from four.

india Updated: Jun 12, 2018 23:13 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Supreme Court,Trimbakeshwa,Shiva Temple
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Days after the Supreme Court asked the Centre to review the management boards of all temples, the court on Tuesday agreed to hear a petition seeking a modification in the scheme of management of the board of trustees of the historic Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple in Maharashtra.

The plea, before a bench of justices UU Lalit and Deepak Gupta, also asked for an increase in the number of trustees from the general public to six from four.

At present, the trust is comprised of four members from the general public, two ex-officio members nominated by the district judge and the chief executive officer of the municipal corporation and one member each from Tungars, Purohits and Pujaris. According to the petitioner — trustee member Lalita Sandeep Shinde — people from the public in the trust are in a minority.

The court will hear the case on June 18. The petition also seeks to reserve two seats in the board of trustees for women.

“The petition prays inter alia for a direction to increase persons appointed from the public to six with two seats reserved for females and that in place of a Civil Judge nominated by District Judge, the District Collector be made ex-officio trustee and President of trust to make it a proper representative body,” read the petition.

First Published: Jun 12, 2018 23:13 IST