Do not take decision on melting Temple gold till Trustees are appointed: Madras High Court

The Court was hearing PILs challenging the Tamil Nadu government's announcement of a Gold Monetisation Scheme whereby jewellery and gold given as offerings to Hindu temples were proposed to be melted into gold bars.
Madurai Meenakshi Temple
Madurai Meenakshi TempleImage for representative purposes only

The Madras High Court on Thursday directed the Tamil Nadu government to refrain from taking any decision on melting temple jewellery into gold bars, as part of the recently announced Gold Monetisation Scheme, until Trustees are appointed to Hindu temples in the State. (Indic Collective Trust and anr v. State of Tamil Nadu and anr)

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