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Delhi HC agrees to hear plea seeking protection of Ram temple in Delhi's Chandni Chowk

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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a petition seeking the protection of centuries-old ancient Ram temple in Delhi's Chandni Chowk.

The matter was mentioned before the court by the local residents of the area through advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava.

The petitioners sought directions to the authorities to stop the demolition of Ram Dwara Mandir.

It also urged to put a halt to its conversion to any commercial or residential complex.

The plea further sought a direction to re-construct and restore the ancient temple at the original site.

It prayed for the guidelines for the protection of the temple, at par with the guidelines issued by this Court in a similar petition for the protection of churches and educational institutions belonging to Christian community from any kind of attack.

The matter will now be heard on July 18.

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First Published: Tue, July 16 2019. 18:48 IST