Bhind (Madhya Pradesh): To ensure removal of encroachment upon a road by a Hanuman temple in Madhya Pradesh's Bhind district, authorities here have issued notice to the temple's main deity -- Lord Hanuman!
The temple is situated in the district's Bajariya locality and a portion of it is deemed to be encroaching upon the public thoroughfare.
Pursuant to a directive of Gwalior High Court to remove the encroachment, the municipal authorities on Friday issued notice addressing Lord Hanuman instead of the temple's priest or the trust.
The notice to Lord Hanuman reads: "You have illegally encroached the road which causes public inconvenience, leading to possibility of accident. Despite earlier directive to remove the encroachment, you have not complied. You were given the Gwalior High Court's order. But you didn't comply. A contempt of court case has been initiated against you."
Meanwhile, with the notice drawing wide public attention and adverse comments, the top municipal officials later said the notice was mistakenly issued and would be recalled.
But not before the internet got hold of this bizarre story. The legal notice to Lord Hanuman sparked a flurry of funny tweets and began trending on Twitter in India.
Eviction notice sent to Lord Hanuman in MADHYA PRADESH. Truly democratic,Law of land is bigger than anyone, even diety #ItHappensOnlyInIndia
— कुंभ-Karan (@Ponga_Pandit) June 8, 2015
So A Notice has been sent to Lord Hanuman for eviction in M.P. Next PETA will send a notice to Lord Vishnu for expoilting Sheshnag.
— FallenEgo (@HeyloDere) June 8, 2015
Who delivered the eviction notice to Lord Hanuman? Jaamwant or Sugreev? #NationWantsToKnow
— Rogue Academic (@rogueacademic88) June 8, 2015
Lord Hanuman gets eviction notice. OH MY GOD. MP ke municipality wale PK hai kya???
— Swapnil Arya (@swapneilsays) June 8, 2015
And in MP, an eviction notice has been sent to Lord Hanuman. Lord Kubera must be in full tension that he may receive a notice from I-T dept.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) June 8, 2015
A notice has been sent to Lord Hanuman for land encroachment by a temple. Next they would arrest him entering another country without Visa
— Ra_Bies (@Ra_Bies) June 8, 2015
(With inputs from IANS)
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Updated Date: Jun 08, 2015 13:29:30 IST