Plea for temple entry dismissed

Staff Reporter

KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday dismissed a writ petition seeking a direction to the Guruvayur Devaswom Board not to prohibit the entry of singer K.J. Yesudas into the Guruvayur Sreekrishna temple.

The court imposed a ‘symbolic order of costs' of Re.1 on the petitioner as it felt that “when unnecessary litigations of this nature flood the courts, they waste space, time as also judicial and executive energy which should otherwise be available for those who wait in the queue and are part of a large sector of docket of exclusion.”

The order was passed by a Division Bench comprising Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and P.S. Gopinathan in a petition filed by Lalitha Vasudevan of Elathur Amsom, Kozhikode.