Removed 144 encroachments within 500 m area of Mahakaleshwar temple MP to SC

  • | Thursday | 22nd July, 2021

New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that district administration has removed 144 encroachments within 500 metres area of the premises of ancient Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain. It an affidavit of compliance filed in the apex court the state government said that encroachment of 144 houses of 250 families have been removed and they have been paid Rs three lakh each as rehabilitation compensation by the administration. "Yes within 500 metres all the encroachments have been removed" Mishra said. In its last year order the apex court had taken note of the deterioration and erosion of Shivalingam at the Mahakaleshwar Temple and said that devotees should "do no rubbing" of the lingam. It had directed the collector and superintendent of Police of Ujjain to ensure that encroachment within 500 metre of the area of the temple premises are removed.

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