No stay on Iskcon verdict; some relief for Madhu Pandit Dasa

BANGALORE: The high court has refused to stay its Monday's verdict in which it had said that Iskcon, Bangalore, had no legal existence of its own. The division bench comprising Justices H N Nagamohan Das and Arali Nagaraj, however, asked Iskcon, Mumbai, not to remove president (Madhu Pandit Dasa) and other functionaries by invoking the bylaws and regulations for six weeks.

The bench had already specified that Madhu Pandit Dasa and others can continue in their posts with a requirement that that they should act as per bylaws and regulations of Iskcon, Mumbai.

Earlier, the counsel representing Iskcon, Bangalore, moved an application seeking for 90-day stay on the verdict to enable them to approach the Supreme Court. He said there were other problems like the future of 375 employees and some financial commitments.