Thursday, March 27, 2008

Night hault not allowed at Kankai Temple inside the Gir NP


Night hault not allowed at Kankai Temple inside the Gir NP

Divya Bhaskar (Briefly translated from Gujarati)

Kankai temple is located inside the Gir National Park. It is 1400 years old Hindu Deity “Kankai Mataji”s temple. A Public Interest litigation was field in the Gujarat High Court to allow tourists for night stay at the temple. Hon. High Court has rejected this PIL. Applicants argued that night stay is allowed at Tulsi Shyam temple which is also in Gir NP. But forest dept. strongly argued that Supreme court has banned such permissions in the National Parks. Again Trustees of the temple and their family members are already allowed to do night hault, hence for other pilgrims such night stay is unnecessary. Court finally gave the judgment in favour of forest dept.

Kishore Kotecha’s Comment: Thank God permission is not granted. Tulsishyam is a 1200 Ha revenue land given to Tulsishyam Trust many years back. This was a blunder done by forest dept which they realize now but can’t do much. 


Narendra Parekh said...

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Anonymous said...

When permission was given some of the people went into forest during night time, killed several lions for their nails. Since than night stay is banned. It is difficult to separate bad people from good once.
Any how decision is good otherwise nature of forest would have been destroyed

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