The decision of the Delhi High Court removing the Hanuman Temple from Chandni Chowk in Delhi has been challenged in the Supreme Court.
The petition urged the Supreme Court to order the Delhi government and the North Delhi Municipal Corporation to re-establish the Hanuman temple in its place. Simultaneously, it has been claimed that the beautification of Chandni Chowk should not be done till the Delhi Government and North Delhi Municipal Corporation re-install the Hanuman Temple in its place.
Jitendra Singh Vishen has filed the petition through Advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain. The petitioner said the Delhi High Court gave a decision in this case without hearing the temple management, devotees or the people, after which the temple was removed on January 3, 2021.
The petition said that the work of removing the temple was done without following the procedure according to law, which violated the right of worship of the devotees. This temple has been at Chandni Chowk for five decades and a large number of devotees come here for worship but there has never been any problem here.