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“Publicity Curiosity Litigation”: Supreme Court docket Slams Frivolous Pleas


The Supreme Court docket immediately rejected a petition towards building across the Jagannath temple.

New Delhi:

Rejecting a petition towards building actions across the Puri Jagannath temple, the Supreme Court docket immediately tore into frivolous petitions or what it known as “Publicity Curiosity Litigation”. The courtroom additionally cleared Odisha’s Jagannath Temple redevelopment mission “in bigger public curiosity.”

Two petitions had challenged an Orissa Excessive Court docket order permitting the Archeological Survey of India to evaluate any injury attributable to building across the temple. The Excessive Court docket ought to have stopped additional building for the evaluation, the petition mentioned, arguing that such actions had been inflicting cracks within the temple’s basis.

The petitions additionally mentioned bathrooms, a shelter for pilgrims, cloakrooms and different civic facilities had been being constructed inside a prohibited 100 metres across the temple. The state authorities, which is constructing a temple heritage hall, mentioned it wished to arrange the civic amenities for the upcoming Raht Yatra celebrations.

Such petitions had been a “waste of time” and needed to be nipped within the bud, Justices BR Gavai and Hima Kohli mentioned. Every petition was dismissed with a advantageous of Rs one lakh.

“Can a state be stopped from making vital preparations for primary amenities to devotees? The reply is an emphatic no,” the judges mentioned.

“Within the current previous, we’ve got observed that there’s mushroom progress of public curiosity litigations. Nevertheless, in a lot of such petitions, there isn’t a public curiosity concerned in any respect. The petitions are both publicity curiosity litigations or private curiosity litigation. We extremely deprecate the apply of submitting such frivolous petitions. They’re nothing however abuse of the method of legislation. They encroach upon a invaluable judicial time which could possibly be in any other case utilised for contemplating real points. It’s excessive time that such so-called public curiosity litigations are nipped within the bud in order that the developmental actions within the bigger public curiosity usually are not stalled,” the mentioned the Supreme Court docket.

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