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Monday 28 September 2020
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Court orders Bhikku to remove immediately CCTV cameras from Neeraviyadi Temple

Court orders Bhikku to remove immediately CCTV cameras from Neeraviyadi Temple

Mulaitheevu Magistrate,  S. Leninkumar has ordered the Buddhist monk who had encroached into the Mulaitheevu, Palaiya Chemmalai, Neeraviyadi Pillaiyar Temple premises to immediately remove the CCTV cameras he had fixed secretly towards the Pillaiyar temple.

Following a ruling by the court and with the proper permissions of RDA and Karaithuraipattu PS, the devotees of the temple had gone to erect name boards on both sides of the temple were prevented from doing so by the said Bhikku and the police man on security duty for the Bhikku. Further, on a complaint from the said bhikku Mulaitheevu police had treated the Tamil devotees like criminals getting them seated on the ground and taking all the particular about them.

On a motion filed the case regarding this was taken up yesterday in the court. Appearing on behalf of the devotees, Senior AAL Punithanayagam and AAL of the Mulitheevu Bar Association brought to the notice of the court a news item published in news papers regarding the hindrances made by the said Bhikku and the police on duty to the devotees who had gone to the temple to worship.

The Magistrate immediately summoned the OIC of the Mulaitheevu Police Station to the court and asked for explanation as why the name board had not been changed from Kanathvy Thevalaya to the original version in Tamil as ordered by the court and regarding the CCTV Cameras. The OIC promised both tasks will be done immediately.

The court warned both faction to act in respect the court’s order already delivered and without causing disturbance to the peace. Anyone who is contravening the courts order will be charged for contempt of court.


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