A Division Bench of Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice PS Rana pronounced these orders yesterday while hearing a writ petition by Mathu Ram.

He alleged that the temple management committee of Maheshwari Devi near Matiana, some 55 km from the state capital, made unconstitutional changes in the temple constitution, baring the entry of scheduled castes in the temple to perform prayers.

It also alleged that the deity is owner of huge assets of the temple. The bench listed the matter for next hearing on November 5.

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