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Tag: Demolition In Puri

Delegation Led By Punjab MLA Meets Odisha Govt Over Mangu Mutt Demolition In Puri

Bhubaneswar: A delegation of Sikh community led by Punjab’s Lok Insaaf Party MLA Simarjit Singh Bains held a meeting with the representatives of Odisha government in Bhubaneswar on Monday and accepted that there was a misunderstanding over the demolition of Mangu Mutt in Puri. As per reports, Odisha Minister of State (Home) Dibyashankar Mishra, Former […]

Odisha CM Felicitates 11 People Who Vacated Lands, Houses For Jagannath Temple Security

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday felicitated 11 persons who came forward to accept the Odisha government’s package for vacating their land and houses to ensure security of the Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri. Earlier, Patnaik had appealed to the people of Puri to volunteer in vacating their houses for the safety of the […]

Will Die, But Not Vacate Homes: Local residents oppose eviction in Puri

Puri: A day after Puri district administration undertook a massive demarcation process, local residents including women today staged a demonstration against the ongoing demolition drive within an area up to 75 mts from the boundary wall of the Jagannath Temple. The locals staged a demonstration at Gandua Chaura and have categorically denied vacating their homes […]

Demolition Near Puri Jagannath Temple Should Be As Per Law: SC Tells Odisha

Puri: The ongoing demolition and eviction within 75 meters of Puri Srimandir should be carried out as per law, directed justice Arun Mishra during the hearing of the matter pertaining to the reforms in Srimandir. A bench of the SC including Justice Arun Mishra that is hearing a case pertaining to the reforms in Puri […]

Odisha Government's Decision on Puri Eviction Is In People's Interest: Amicus Curiae

Puri: Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta and Supreme Court-appointed Amicus Curiae Ranjit Kumar on Saturday virtually gave a clean chit to the Odisha government’s demolition drive on structures around Puri Srimandir saying it was being carried out with consent of the stakeholders and would benefit the people. The duo first visited the temple before meeting […]

Demolition in Puri: Chiefs of Puri mutts write to CJI for stay order

Puri: Amid the ongoing demolition around Srimandir, chiefs of several mutts in Puri have requested the Chief Justice of India (CJI) to issue a stay order on the eviction drive undertaken by the Odisha government. Terming the demolition as unjustified, the chiefs of several mutts, in an open letter to the CJI, alleged that the […]

Srikhetra Has Turned Into Kurukshetra: Bijoy Takes A Dig At Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar/Puri: Strongly criticising the razing of structures near Puri Srimandir, senior BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra today slammed the Naveen-led government citing that in just seven days, it has turned Srikhetra into a Kurukshetra. He further held the demolition drive ‘illegal’ while referring to reports of government initiating the move based on an interim report of […]

We will regret this mistake in Future: Tathagata Satpathy on Demolition In Puri

Puri: After taking a jibe at the Odisha government on social media over demolition in 75 metre area around Puri Srimandir, former BJD MP Tathagata Satpathy once again criticised the move today and said that no one has the right to demolish structures of historical significance. The former BJD MP questioned whether action should be […]

We're Creating An Uglier History Now: Ex-BJD MP On Demolition In Puri

Bhubaneswar: It’s been several days now that the Puri district administration has been undertaking eviction of all structures including mutts and private properties within 75 meters from the boundary wall of Puri Srimandir, and gradually the voices of dissent also seem to be growing louder. A day after Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati alleged conspiracy […]

Naveen Patnaik To Puri Residents
CM Naveen Exhorts Puri Residents To Sacrifice Land For Lord Jagannath

Puri: Amid uproar among residents opposing the eviction of encroachments within 75 metres of Meghanad Pacheri of Puri Jagannath Temple, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today appealed the people affected by the eviction drive to give up their land and allow removal of the structures in order to ensure safety and security of the temple. In […]