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The court allowed the construction work adjacent to the Jagannathdev temple in Puri to continue

The Supreme Court has rejected a petition filed against the construction work in the area adjacent to the Jagannath Dev temple in Puri. The apex court directed that the construction work undertaken by the Orissa government should be continued. Earlier, the case was also taken up in the Orissa High Court. But it was rejected.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

In this context, Justice BR Gawai and Justice Hima Kovil said, ‘The state government is carrying out this construction work as per the directions of the Supreme Court. Therefore, the case filed by the plaintiff is not being taken into consideration . ‘ The court said the case was taken up in such an urgent manner that the sky fell. Many cases which are not related to public interest are being continued as cases related to public interest. This is very unfortunate. By filing such cases, valuable court time is being wasted. Earlier, the apex court had allowed such construction in another case.

Note that the person who filed this case is a benefactor. Opposing the state government’s construction, the plaintiff appealed to the court that the additional construction be carried out within 100 meters of the century-old temple. And no permission has been sought from the Archaeological Survey of India for this construction.

However, a lawyer representing the state government submitted documents to the apex court stating that the work being done by the state government for the greater good of the candidates has the support of the archeology department. Lawyers representing the state government told the court that the state government was working to build additional toilets for women, men and attendants at the temple. At the same time, houses are being built for changing clothes. The construction work is going on keeping in mind the Rath Yatra festival in July.

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