February 4, 2023 1:27 pm

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Why Do Courts Intervene Just In Temples?

After the controversial intervention by the court in the traditions of Sabrimala temple, the Supreme court has now commented on Kamakhya temple stating that hygiene isn’t being properly maintained on the temple premises. 

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As repeated, religion is always a private affair, however, Indian courts have time and again shown special interest in the administration of temples across the nation. After the controversial intervention by the court in the traditions of Sabrimala temple, the Supreme court has now commented on Kamakhya temple stating that hygiene isn’t being properly maintained on the temple premises. 

The Supreme court bench headed by Justice Ajay Rastogi and Justice CT Ravikumar heard a matter relating to the maintenance of the Kamakhya temple. During the hearing, Justice Rastogi stated that he had personally visited the temple during the holidays and it was maintained properly. However, he cleared that it was his personal opinion, but hygiene cannot be compromised in any way.

(Kamakhya Temple, Assam)

Rebutting the claim, advocate Rajeev Dhawan said that the letters about unhygienic conditions in the temple were from some selected people. He also stated that the maintenance work of the temple was supervised by expert bodies like IITs. Although, the apex court adjourned the matter till January 2023.

Situated in the Nilachal hills of Assam, Kamakhya temple is one of the Mahashakti peeths in India. Also famous for the Ambubachi festival, it is believed that the womb and vagina of Maa Sati fell at the sanctum sanctorum site of the temple. It is thought that the Devi menstruates during June month every year as the river flowing next to Kamaykhya turns red.

It’s not the first time Indian courts have intervened in the matter of the religious beliefs of temples. From the longest-running Ram Janmabhoomi Case to Krishna Janma Bhoomi, Gyanvapi temple, Sabrimala temple, and now Kamakhya temple, Indian courts have constantly intervened in matters relating to the non-monothestic religion.

Maintaining law and order is a must, but should it be limited just to temples? 

Simran sharma
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