The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has observed that it is not possible to issue directions for framing of the scheme or any legislation for each and every shrine independently.
The Division Bench of Chief Justice Pankaj Mittal and Justice Puneet Gupta disposed of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed seeking a direction thatsome appropriate scheme or legislation may be enacted for up-keep of the shrine Shri Nav Durga Jhaleri Mata in District Reasi and that the respondents may take control, supervision, possession and the day-to-day management of the aforesaid shrine.
While considering the PIL, the Court observed, “It is not possible to issue direction for framing of the scheme or any legislation for each and every shrine independently. This is a policy matter on which a decision has to be taken by the Government.”
In view of the above facts and circumstances, the Bench disposed of the petition with liberty to the petitioner to approach the Government by means of a comprehensive representation and in case any such representation is filed by him within a period of two weeks before the Chief Secretary to Government of Jammu & Kashmir, the same shall be considered and decided most expeditiously in accordance with law keeping in view the earlier decisions of the Court that may be placed by the petitioner before him.
It is pertinent to note that the PIL has been filed by Shri Nav Durga Jhaleri Mata Trust through Advocate Aseem Sawhney.