Post-Godhra riots: Supreme Court rejects review plea for repair of damaged shrines

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Published: March 14, 2018 6:20 am

Setting aside the HC order, the bench also relied on an earlier order of the court which stated that the “object of Article 27 is to maintain secularism and the said Article would be violated if the substantial part of the tax collected were to be utilised for promotion or maintenance of any particular religion”.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking review of its August 2017 decision, setting aside a 2012 Gujarat High Court order which had asked the state government to grant compensation for restoration of religious places damaged during the 2002 post-Godhra riots.

A bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, rejected the plea for reviewing its August 29 order, stating that there was no merit in it. “The present review petition has…

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