Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court of India today deferred its hearing on Puri violence, which had erupted during a bandh in the pilgrim town earlier this month, to November 30.
Citing health issues of amicus curiae Gopal Subramaniam, the apex court postponed the hearing that was scheduled be held today.
It may be mentioned here that the court was scheduled to hear a petition regarding entry of police officials into Srimandir wearing shoes while trying to disperse the mob during a bandh on October 3. On the day, Jagannath Sena activists, servitors as well as devotees had staged a mass protest against introduction of Dhadi Darshan (queue system) at the centuries-old temple. The angry mob had vandalized all barricades on Bada Danda and ransacked the office of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA).
Meanwhile, a servitor identified as Narasingha Pujapanda has warned that he would commit suicide as he is unable to run his family after the Supreme Court imposed a ban on collection of donation from devotees.