CHENNAI: Madras High Court has constituted a three-member committee to ascertain the condition of Goshalas in temples in the context of the 15 point guidelines referred to in its last orders for different temples in the State, and sumit a report within three months.
The First Bench of Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice M Sathiayanarayanan gave the direction while passing further interim orders on a public interest writ petition from Radha Rajan of Kalakshetra Colony in Besant Nagar, on Wednesday.
When the matter came up on Wednesday, HR&CE Department Special Government Pleader S Kandasamy submitted before the bench a GO dated August 18 this year of the Tourism Culture and Religious Endowment Department. It said that L Anandapadmanabhan, joint director, Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, has been nominated to the three-member committee. The counsel for Animal Welfare Board of India suggested the nomination of Dr. R Sumathi, veterinary surgeon representing the Board, as the second member. The third member would be the petitioner, the Bench said.