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Tahsildar (Avinashi) R. Subramanian has sealed the two marriage halls that had come up on the disputed 1.7-acre land attached to the historic Arulmigu Avinashilingeswarar Temple on the orders issued by Revenue Divisional Officer P. Murugesan.

The RDO issued orders on Wednesday late evening, after the Madras High Court directed the RDO (Tirupur) and Tahsildar (Avinashi) to settle the issues arisen following differences of opinions between temple authorities and a community sabha over the rights on the said land. The court directive came while disposing of a petition filed by Boopathi Raj, an Avinashi resident and devotee, who sought issuance of orders to end the law and order problems that were coming up frequently due to the issue.

As directed by the court, the RDO convened a meeting in the recent days involving the HR and CE officials and members of the community sabha. But the disputes could not be resolved.

“In the said circumstances, we have decided to seal the marriage halls,” said Mr. Subramanian.

Mr. Subramanian further clarified that the sealing of the marriage halls would be till the civil dispute over the title deeds of the land pending in the subordinate courts get disposed of.