Public Interest Litigation against the Bodh Gaya Temple Act 1949
The Sikkim Times, Published on the Buddhist Channel March 27, 2012
The Bodh Gaya, the most sacred temple for all Buddhists.
Darjeeling, India — Shri Wangdi Tshering s/o Late Shri Mingyur Tshering, age 77, and a faithful follower of Buddhism has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India for handing over the management of the Bodh Gaya Temple over to the hands of Buddhists as the Bodh Gaya Temple Act 1949 which expressly vests control of the most sacred temple of the Buddhists into the hands of Hindus is ultravires Article 25, 26, 29 and 30 of the Constitution of India.
The PIL filed by Shri Wangdi Tshering through Advocate Shri J P Dhanda has been listed for hearing on 13-02-2012 in the Honorable Supreme Court of India.
The Bodh Gaya Temple in the state of Bihar is the holiest place for all the Buddhists for it was here that Lord Buddha attained enlightenment and is regarded as the birthplace of Buddhism religion. It can be called the Mecca of Buddhism but this very sacred temple is controlled by Hindus by way of the Bodh Gaya Temple Act 1949. Read more
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