Plea in HC urging govt to take over Madurai Adheenam
A new public interest writ petition for the takeover of the Madurai Adheenam by the government 'in the interest of Hindu religion, culture and discipline' has been filed in the Madras high court.
A vacation bench of Justice V Dhanapalan and Justice B Rajendran, issued notice to the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department and adjourned the PIL, filed by advocate R Krishnamurthy, to next month to be heard along with similar petitions pending before the court.
In his PIL, Krishnamurthy questioned the anointment of Nithyananda as the next head of the adheenam and said his character and conduct, mode of sermon, worship and blessings were all totally against the tenets of Hindu religion and Tamil culture.
He said that Nithyananda's anointment by the current head of the adheenam had hurt the religious sentiments of lakhs of devotees. Krishnamurthy said the anointment and the subsequent events unfolding at the adheenam had created resentment and unrest among residents in Madurai and other places, and stated that he had submitted a representation to the HR&CE department seeking take over of the adheenam by the government, on May 17.
He wanted the court to direct the government to consider his representatione and take over the control and administration of Madurai adheenam.