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Delhi HC dismisses plea against PWD’s decision to demolish temple hindering traffic

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed an appeal against its single judge’s order, who had refused to intervene with the Public Works Department (PWD)’s demolition of the Kali Mata Mandir at Mayapuri Chowk since the religious committee has ordered its removal as it is “unauthorised” and “obstructs the free flow of traffic”.

A division bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad was hearing temple priest Durga P. Mishra’s appeal.

The bench also refused to extend the time to remove the idols and other holy items from the temple so that they can be placed in other temples as instructed by the Committee.