The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a petition by an NGO seeking direction to the central government to step in to prevent the removal of the Sri Sai Baba idols from temples as urged by Dwarka Peeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati.
The apex court bench headed by Justice T.S. Thakur said it was a matter of faith and could not be judicially managed. The court, while declining to interfere in the matter, also reminded the petitioner Saidham Charitable Trust that the law and order was a state subject.
Making it clear that it would not entertain the plea filed by the NGO, the court allowed it to withdraw the petition, saying that it is dismissed as withdrawn.