By Manjeet Sehgal in Chandigarh THE Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday suspended an earlier order of a single- bench which had directed the Punjab government to perform the last rites of controversial godman and founder of Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan
(DJJS), Nurmahal -- Ashutosh Maharaj.
Ludhiana, Dec 6(ANI): Authorities imposed curfew in Ludhiana on Sunday following violence by a large number of Sikhs protesting the holding of a public discourse by Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan
leader Ashutosh Maharaj.
While the Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan
( DJJS) claimed the number of followers to be around 60,000- 75,000, the Jalandhar district administration put the numbers at a modest 25,000.
THE PUNJAB and Haryana High Court, which had adjourned the hearing of Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan
( DJJS) on Thursday, will hear the case on Monday.
has sealed a dera of the Nurmahal- based Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan
(DJJS) at Tarn Taran in Punjab.
THE counsel of Jalandhar- based Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan
( DJJS) has said the Punjab and Haryana High Court has no powers to declare a person dead and that ordering someone's cremation is also beyond the jurisdiction of any court of law.
He also requests the reporters not to quote him as only the Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan
spokesperson Swami Vishalanand is allowed to speak to the media.
IN A major development in the Ashutosh Maharaj ' samadhi' case, the Punjab and Haryana High court on Friday adjourned the petition filed by the seer's organisation -- Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan
( DJJS) -- to stall an order for his cremation, till December 12.
Policemen and locals ( left) near the Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan
( DJJS) ashram in Jalandhar on Wednesday; security personnel have erected watch towers to monitor the situation.
EVEN though scores of followers of Ashutosh Maharaj, founder of the Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan
, have refused to accept his demise, the spiritual leader's family in Bihar is reconciled to the fact that he is no more.
THE Punjab government on Wednesday informed the Punjab and Haryana High Court that spiritual leader Ashutosh Maharaj, the founder of Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan
, is clinically dead and not in illegal confinement as alleged by an aide.
Trouble started after the police fired on some Sikh protestors who were proceeding to disrupt a religious congregation held by Ashutosh Maharaj, a controversial leader who heads the Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan