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SC to hear plea to modify scheme of management of Trimbakeshwar temple

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today agreed to hear a petition seeking modification in the scheme of management of of the historic Temple in and increase in the number of trustees from general public to six from four.

A vacation bench of Justices U U and said it would hear the plea on June 18. It was filed by Lalita Sandip Shinde, one of the trustees. The plea also sought to reserve two seats in the for women.

Trimbakeshwar is an ancient Hindu temple in the town of in district of It is dedicated to Lord and is one of the 12 'Jyotirlingas'.

"Issue directions commanding Respondents No.1 (state of Maharashtra) and No.2 (Charity Commissioner) to modify the scheme of management of Board of of Respondent No.4 (Trimbakeshwar Sansthan Trust) inter alia increasing the number of from general public from four to six with two seats reserve for females in the interest of justice," the plea said.

At present, the temple trust has four members from general public, two ex-officio members nominated by the and Chief Executive Officer of Municipal Corporation and three from Tungars, Purohits and Pujaris.

The petition claimed that the people from public are in minority in the trust and that the of the is unconnected with the public life.

The plea has sought to increase the number of to six so that the "participation of general public would be in majority" in the administration of the trust.

"The petition prays inter alia for direction to increase persons appointed from public to six with two seats reserved for female and that in place of Civil Judge nominated by District Judge, be made ex-officio and President of trust to make it a proper body," the petition said.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 18:50 IST