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Considering policy to repair religious sites: Guj to SC

The Gujarat government on Monday told the Supreme Court that it is considering to frame a policy for compensating the religious places, damaged in the 2002 riots.



New Delhi: The Gujarat government on Monday told the Supreme Court that it is considering to frame a policy for compensating the religious places, damaged in the 2002 riots.

Appearing before a bench of justices K S Radhakrishnan and Dipak Misra, the advocate general for Gujarat submitted that the state government is considering to frame a policy to repair damaged shrines on the lines of a scheme formulated by the Odisha Government on the apex court`s directions.

New Delhi: The Gujarat government on Monday told the Supreme Court that it is considering to frame a policy for compensating the religious places, damaged in the 2002 riots.

Appearing before a bench of justices K S Radhakrishnan and Dipak Misra, the advocate general for Gujarat submitted that the state government is considering to frame a policy to repair damaged shrines on the lines of a scheme formulated by the Odisha Government on the apex court`s directions.

The Gujarat government was pulled up by the Gujarat High Court on February 8 for its "inaction and negligence" during the 2002 post-Godhra riots, which had led to large-scale damages to various religious structures.

The high court had ordered compensation for over 500 places of worships in the state on a plea by Islamic Relief Committee of Gujarat (IRCG), an NGO.

The NGO had contended that 535 religious places were affected out of which 37 are yet to be repaired.

PTI

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