Indian SC has ruled that Hindus religious event will not be held at Eidgah Maidan

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ISLAMABAD: India’s SC has ruled that Hindu religious event (Ganesh Chaturthi) will not be held at Eidgah Maidan — a ground where Muslims hold congregational prayers – in Bengaluru city.

Indian media said that a three-judge bench of the top court ordered “status quo” on a petition filed by Karnataka Wakf Board and Central Muslim Association of Karnataka. The petition challenged an order from the high court on August 26 that let the state government organise the religious event on August 30-31.

The Supreme Court said that this kind of event hadn’t been held in 200 years and that the land in question belonged to the Wakf Board. It ordered that things stay the same.

The court said that the high court will decide on the other issues raised in the petition, and it ended the appeal.

The BJP government in the southern Indian state, which is led by Basava Bommai, told the highest court before August 30 that religious and cultural activities would be allowed for a limited time.

Kapil Sibal, speaking on behalf of the Wakf Board, told the top court that the order of a division bench of the Karnataka HC would cause unnecessary tension in the area.

The Eidgah [or Idgha] Maidan has been in the middle of a dispute between the Wakf Board and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike over who owns it (BBMP).

It was said earlier this month that the property belonged to the department of revenue.

 

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