Petition Against Proposed Banke Bihari Temple Corridor Heard By Allahabad HC, To Continue Tomorrow
Prayagraj, October 30 (TNA) Hearing in the Chief Justice's court was completed today in the Allahabad High Court regarding the beautification of the proposed Banke Bihari Temple Corridor and Yamuna Ghats in Vrindavan, Mathura. The hearing will continue tomorrow also.
A PIL has been filed in the Allahabad High Court against the proposed demolition of temples and Kunj lanes regarding the Vrindavan Temple Corridor project. The petition has been filed against the proposed plan to destroy various temples and 'Kunj Galis' for the construction of public toilets, garden fountains etc. for the Banke Bihari Temple in Vrindavan, Mathura.
Contending that 'Kunj Galiyaans' (Kunj Lanes) are a religious heritage and place of worship for crores of Hindus, the PIL filed by Pankaj Pankaj Saraswat through advocates Priyanka Mishra, Arushi Birla and Utkarsh Birla states that if Kunj lanes are demolished it would be a violation of Article 25 of the Constitution of India.
Against this background, the PIL seeks a direction to the respondents not to demolish the 'Kunj Galis' of Vrindavan and the temples around Thakur Shri Banke Bihari Temple and not to alter the character of Vrindavan for construction.