High Court orders filing of details of lands owned by Tamil Nadu temples.

High Court orders filing of details of lands owned by Tamil Nadu temples.

He also demanded that 50 per cent of the revenue earned through temple lands be ordered to be used for temples.

The Chennai High Court has ordered the Government of Tamil Nadu to file a report on the details of 5 lakh 25 thousand acres of land mentioned in the policy note in 1985-87 as belonging to Tamil Nadu temples.

Court orders filing of details of lands owned by Tamilnadu temples.

In the petition filed by Radhakrishnan from Salem, the policy note issued by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 1985-86 and 1986-87 stated that there were 5 lakh 25 thousand acres of land owned by temples in Tamil Nadu and in the policy note issued in 2018-19 and 2019-20  , 4 lakh 78 thousand acres of land.

An order to use 50 percent of the proceeds from temple lands for temples.

He demanded an order to find the remaining 47,000 acres of land.  Similarly, he also demanded the removal of encroachments on temple-owned lands, including the temple of Lord Dantapani in Coimbatore, Karivaratharaja Perumal Temple, and an order to use 50 percent of the proceeds from temple lands for temples.

High Court orders filing of details of lands owned by Tamil Nadu temples.
High Court orders filing of details of lands owned by Tamil Nadu temples.

The bench comprising Justices Kirubakaran and Tamilselvi directed the Government of Tamil Nadu to file a report on the lands mentioned in the policy statement issued in 1985-87 and the lands mentioned in the policy statement issued in 2018-2020.

Further, the Sulur Registrar, who had sent a letter stating that there was no impediment to the registration of lands belonging to the Coimbatore temples, the judges directed to reply to the petition in detail and adjourned the hearing till July 5.