SC stays NGT order to set up shrine board for Govardhan

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New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order directing the Uttar Pradesh government to set up a shrine board for three temples in the pilgrimage town of Govardhan in the state’s Mathura district.

The order by a bench of Justices S. A. Nazeer and R. Subhash Reddy came as it heard the Uttar Pradesh government’s plea against the tribunal order.

Appearing for UP Government, Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand sought a stay on the NGT’s direction.

The top court also stayed the NGT’s recent order asking the state’s Additional Chief Secretary A.K. Awasthi to appear before it for non-compliance of its August 4, 2015 order, which issued directions on several issues including setting up of the shrine board.

–IANS

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