Religious sentiments cannot be hurt by building a temple on private property, the constitution has given the right – Allahabad High Court

Allahabad High Court: The Allahabad High Court has made an important comment regarding the right to build a temple on its private property, in which the High Court said that the right to build a temple on private property is under Article 25 of the Constitution of India and 26 has been given under. The High Court challenged the order of the District Magistrate restraining Hindu saint Acharya Pramod Krishnam Ji Maharaj from laying the foundation of a temple or any such structure on his private land. 

‘Religious sentiments cannot be hurt’
While hearing the petition of Acharya Pramod Krishnam, the High Court said that if a person builds a temple on his private property, it will not affect any other person. The religious sentiments of the community cannot be hurt. A bench of Justice Salil Kumar Rai and Justice Surendra Singh referred to Articles 25 and 26 of the Constitution during this period. 

This is the whole matter
Actually, in 2016 and 2017, the District Magistrate (Sambhal) while giving a verdict against Acharya Pramod Krishnam had ordered that he should not work on his private property without the permission of the district administration. Can’t lay the foundation of any temple. After this a writ petition was filed on behalf of Pramod Krishnam. After which the High Court settled it. The High Court described the order passed by DM (Sambhal) as based on conjecture. In which he had said that the construction of the temple would hurt the religious sensibilities of a particular community and create law and order problems.

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