Temple properties are not Hindu Charitable Trusts properties! Madras High Court ordered action! | Temple properties should not be considered as assets of the Hrnc dept says Madras High Court

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oi-Rajkumar R

Published: Saturday, August 13, 2022, 13:46 [IST]

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Chennai: The Madras High Court has clarified that the temple properties should not be considered as assets of the Hindu Religious Charities Department.

Temple properties as Hindu Charitable Trusts; Rangarajan Narasimhan from Srirangam had filed a Public Interest Litigation in the Madras High Court seeking to prohibit the government from claiming the temples as charitable temples and ordering that the assets donated to the temples be used only for the benefit of the concerned temples.

  Temple properties should not be considered as assets of the Hrnc dept says madras High Court

A bench of Chief Justice Munishwarnath Bhandari and Justice Mala, which heard the case, pointed out that according to the Endowments Act, it is not allowed to lease temple property for the benefit of the temple without the approval of the Endowment Commissioner.

Also, although the Commissioner has the authority to grant lease of temple properties, it is emphasized in the law that the objections of the trustees should be heard in this regard. The judges have explained that the temple properties should not be considered as charitable sector assets and should be leased or rented only according to the charitable sector law.

English summary

The High Court has explained that the temple properties should not be considered as assets of the Hindu Religious Charities Department; The Madras High Court has explained that temple properties should not be considered as assets of the Hindu Religious Charities Department.

Story first published: Saturday, August 13, 2022, 13:46 [IST]

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