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Puttur Temple row : HC orders reprinting of invitations without DC’s name

Puttur Temple row : HC orders reprinting of invitations without DC’s name


Mangalore Today News Network

Puttur, March 30, 2016 : In what is termed a set back to the district administration in the Puttur Sri Mahalingeshwara Temple invitation row, the  High Court has  reportedly ordered  reprinting of the invitation cards of the Temple’s Car Festival without  the name of the DC, by upholding a petition filed  questioning the mention of the name of the  DC in the invitation card.


dc A devotee had earlier moved the court arguing that the  inclusion of the name of the DC in the invitation card was against the law, while the State Government had argued that  the  name of the DC in the invitation was as per the Protocol.

The petitioner had even contended  that as  per  the Mujrai Rule, in the event of a DC being a non-Hindu, a sub-ordinate official who is a Hindu can discharge the duties  which a DC had to otherwise perform in temples.

The Temple Car Festival is scheduled to be held from April 10 to 20 and the DC’s name in the invitation was widely opposed by Hindu outfits. Devotees had even held special prayers  seeking  conducive orders from the court.


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Sarojini Shetty, Sullia Thu, March-31-2016, 1:44
Best DC. He is least bothered about the issue. The qualified people do not interfere in such matters
Deepika R, Mumbai Thu, March-31-2016, 12:22
The people are still believing in these things being in 21st century. The people are lacking respect towards the almighty instead everything is commercialized. Have respect for one another’ s faith and these things are just the pass time issue.
Nihal Shetty, Puttur Thu, March-31-2016, 12:17
Is this an issue ?Why people are responding to such things. Who were the ones responsible for adding DC’s name ? Didn’t the temple management know about this earlier?
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