PIL on Kashi Vishwanath temple dismissed
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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 04, 2011, 22:56
Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court Wednesday dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to the administration of the Kashi Vishwanath temple at Varanasi restraining it from collecting fees from devotees for watching rituals.

A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice F I Rebello and Justice Prakash Krishna dismissed the PIL filed by a social organisation based in Varanasi.

The organisation pleaded for restraining the Kashi Vishwanath Mandir Trust from collecting fees from pilgrims for watching rituals like "Mangala Aarati" and "Rudra Abhishek".

The petitioners submitted that the Trust had fixed different rates, ranging from Rs 101 to Rs 21001, for allowing devotees to have a glimpse of the rituals.


First Published: Wednesday, May 04, 2011, 22:56

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