HC directs ASI to clear Hampi encroachments

BANGALORE:  The High Court on Friday directed the Archaeological Survey of India to take action under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958, for removal of e

Published: 17th March 2012 02:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:36 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE:  The High Court on Friday directed the Archaeological Survey of India to take action under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958, for removal of encroachments on 236 mantapas on Ratha Beedhi in Hampi. Hearing a batch of PILs, a Division Bench of Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice B V Nagarathna directed the ASI to remove Hampi encroachments.

HC Notices to RBI, State Govt: The HC on Friday issued notices to the RBI Governor and the state government on a petition, filed by one D M Suresh Babu, alleging that Manappuram Finance Ltd and Muthoot Finance were committing offences with regard to ‘lending rates’ and gold loans.He also stated that he had informed the authorities about these activities, but no action was taken.

Objections Sought in Made Snana Case: The HC on Friday directed the state government to file its objections in connection with a PIL petition seeking direction to stop Made Snana ritual at Kukke Subramanya Temple. Petitioners, Veerabhadra Channamalla Swamiji of Nidumamidi Mutt and four other swamijis, stated that the ‘inhuman’ ritual should be banned. A Division Bench headed by Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen directed the state and the district administration to file objections, and adjourned the matter for two weeks.

Order Reserved : The High Court on Friday reserved order on the petition seeking action against the BU for cancelling affiliation to 35 study centres and granting permission to ten new study centres run by the Syndicate members.  Oceanic Education Society and 90 others have filed a case.

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