September 16th, 2011
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Superstition will not be encouraged: SC

supreme-courtNew Delhi: The Supreme Court has reserved its order on opening of Vault B of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram till September 21. The only unopened B vault shall remain closed for now. The court assured the expert committee that tradition would be respected but impractical and superstition will not be taken into account.

The expert committee told the Supreme Court on Friday that Vault B of the temple should not be opened till security measures were not in place. It asked the apex court to provide more security, preferably a CRPF team. The committee also told the apex court that the current security is high on promise and low on performance. It added that the Kerala government was opposed to bringing in of a CRPF team for temple security.

The judges hearing the case said, “Secret Vault B is not being opened now… but we will take a decision and do not propose to hand over the decision to others. Impractical or superstitious decisions and security can’t go hand in hand.” However, the judge also said, “We are not anxious to break tradition. We will ensure that traditions are respected and certain decisions are to be taken if it becomes inevitable and work out some compromise.”




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