The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday expressed serious displeasure over the reported statement by Archbishop of Bangalore Bernard Moras on State Government’s decision to reduce the extent of land leased to Sumanahalli Society, a leprosy care centre, when the matter is sub-judice.A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice B.V. Nagarathna criticised the Archbishop as well as the media reports on his statements.“Has he [Archbishop] become a legal expert? He has no business to speak on the issue [pending before the Court]. Shall we issue contempt notice…” the Bench orally asked when counsel for one of the petitioners, who has filed Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition challenging diversion of land belonging to Central Relief Centre (commonly known as Beggars’ Colony) to the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), informed the Bench about the media reports.
Minister for Social Welfare A. Narayanaswamy said that the department would place a proposal before the State Cabinet to take back about 50 acres of land allotted to a leprosy rehabilitation centre located adjacent to the Beggars’ Colony on Magadi Road in the city.
Press Trust of India / Bangalore May 04, 2012, 16:15
Global Council of Indian Christians has appealed to the UPA and the NDA to choose a Christian for the post of President.
The death of a 19-year-old North East Manipuri boy under suspicious circumstances in his college hostel in Bangalore has sparked protests demanding justice for the student with his friends and family alleging that that he suffered fatal injuries in an assault by his seniors.Richard LoitamLoitam, a second semester student of the Acharya NRV School of Architecture in Bangalore North, was found dead on his hostel bed on the afternoon of April 18.