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Neeraviyadi Pillaiyar Temple  Buddhist statue case postponed  February: Injunction on both factions

Neeraviyadi Pillaiyar Temple  Buddhist statue case postponed  February: Injunction on both factions

The case related to the Buddhist statue at Mulaitheevu, Nayaru Neeravi Pillaiyar temple was postponed to 12th February.

The case related to the Buddhist statue at Mulaitheevu, Nayaru Neeravi Pillaiyar temple premises was taken up before Mulaitheevu Judge, Justice Lenin Kumar, yesterday.

Although the case was to be taken up on the 29th of this month, due to exigencies, the Temple administrators and the Co-Chair of Tamil Hereditary Rights Council, V.Navaneethan filed a motion paper and requested to call the case yesterday.

The AALs appearing for the village people informed the court that it was found out that the erection Buddhist statue is illegal, through the Right to know information Act. The court had ordered conflicting Buddhist priest to appear in court on 24th.

However, it is notable that a Buddha statue had been declared open in the Neeraviyady Pillaiyar Temple premises day before yesterday with the support of Police and the officials of Archaeological Department. While the faction appearing for the Buddhist priest refused to comment on the case, Anton Pullenayagam appearing on behalf of the Pillaiyar Temple said that documents produced by the Archaeological Department are not relevant to the case.

Following the Buddhist faction declaring that there are possibilities of settling the case amicably the judge postponed the case to February 12th, issued injunction on both sides for undertaking construction at the disputed site and ordered the Commissioner of Archaeology to appear in the Courts on that day.


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