State can't decide on appointment of temple priests, says SC: Here's the full text of the judgement

The Supreme Court, in remarks which have much relevance in the present context of intolerance in the country, has observed that Hinduism allows for all kinds of beliefs and does not mandate any single stream of thought. A bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice N V Ramana observed this while passing a judgment on whether the state could have say in who could be appointed as a priest in a temple.

The apex court ruled that the state could not have a say in the matter, as reported by The Times of India.

"Hinduism, as a religion, incorporates all forms of belief without mandating the selection or elimination of any one single belief. It is a religion which has no single founder; no single scripture and no single set of teachings. It has been described as Sanatana Dharma, namely, eternal faith, as it is the collective wisdom and inspiration of centuries that Hinduism seeks to preach and propagate," the judgement said.

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Supreme court judgement

Updated Date: Dec 17, 2015 12:17:05 IST