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Priests can’t pick work based on castes: Court

DNMUM418121 | 7/13/2018 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :157 | India

Dehradun: Upper caste priests cannot refuse to perform religious rituals for people belonging to lower castes, the Uttarakhand High Court ruled.
“The high caste priests in Uttarakhand shall not refuse to perform religious rituals on behalf of the members belonging to lower castes in all the religious places,” ordered a division bench of Justices Rajiv Sharma and Lok Pal Singh. The Bench added that constitutionally, “All the persons irrespective of their caste are permitted to enter any temple in state...”
The division bench, while disposing off a petition related to a temple in Haridwar, said that any properly trained and qualified person can be appointed as priest in a temple, irrespective of his caste, as laid down by the Supre
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