Civil Procedure Code (CPC)

Land dispute with temple

Hi Sir,

We bought land from some temple trust 60 years ago with a proper registration but now temple authorities coming and asking the land from us. So we put a case on them in the municipal court and it is running but they sent the notice from temple court and asking us to present for land dispute in their court. My question is already the land dispute case is going in municipal court and why they are asking us to come to their court. Is it any law they don't want to respect municipal court?    


  1. The owner of the law was the Temple and you have purchase the land from the temple.
  2. Now the temple wants back the ownership from you.
  3. The dispute is between you and the temple. The only jurisdiction is the temple court.



Jyotirmaya Prasad Behera

Advocate, Orissa High Court




In which state is the property situated? If the temple is under Endowments department and if they take the land back they will give some compensation in cash or some other land. so apply for it their court if the temple is under endowments. otherwise file a suit.

Originally posted by : kavksatyanarayana

Hi  Sir,

Thanks for your reply.

The property situated in Tamilnadu. The case is they are saying the land belongs to endownment department (In tamilnadu HRCE Department) and we are saying that land not belongs to their department so the reason we filed a suit in muncipal court but they are not coming for any hearing and not respect muncipal court and they sent a notice from their court to solve the dispute. My question is muncipal court is common for everyone there is a chance we will get a unbiased reply but if I go to their court means the judgement will be favour for them surely.





if the land belongs to Endowments say HRCE department, there is possibility that they may also file case in High court. so meet the Commissioner/Director of HRCE department in support of your claim.




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