11 November 2014
In response to the much-hyped issue of land-grabbing and encroachment alleged against His Divine Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda, the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka while ruling on WP 53359/2014 (KLR-RES) observed that there was a real threat to the Aadheenam (temple monastery) from biased interests. They ordered for a stay on any action including demolition of any structure in the Aadheenam by the government.
The Court came down heavily on the rejection of the conversion application filed by Paramahamsa Nithyananda and questioned the Revenue department if they were under any kind of pressure and why they were not acting independently. The Court took objection to the Revenue authorities issuing notices to “complicate the issue” when the matter was still pending before the higher authorities.
Questioning the Revenue department as to why it was delaying the pending case, the Hon’ble High Court preponed the date of hearing to 1 December 2014 and ordered that the case is to be disposed off within 3 months.