GUWAHATI, Dec 21 - Admitting a PIL seeking facilities for the differently abled and elderly at the Kamakhya temple, the Gauhati High Court has issued notices to the government and temple authorities.
A division bench of the High Court comprising Chief Justice Ajit Singh and Manojit Bhuyan has asked the respondents � Commissioner and Secretary (Social Welfare), Director (Social Welfare), Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro and the Doloi of Bardeuri Samaj of Kamakhya Devalaya � to reply to the notice within four weeks.
The PIL has been filed by president of the Indian Student Organisation, Durlov Talukdar.
�Lakhs of devotees from across the country visit the temple every year. Due to lack of facilities for them, the differently abled and the elderly not only face inconvenience, but are at times are also deprived of visiting the temple. It has been noticed that no steps have been taken by the government and the temple authorities to provide adequate facilities to them so that they do not face any inconvenience,� the petitioner said. Talukdar said separate petitions were sent to the authorities concerned in the past, but no steps were taken.