Battle Over Control of Hindu Temple Pushes Forward

August 25, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

On August 25, 2004 the Beliefnet reported, "the next chapter of an entrenched legal battle for control of one of the largest Hindu temples in North America will be written in federal court. The twisting tale of the Hindu Temple Society of North America in Flushing, N.Y., is one of disputed bylaws, an authoritarian board of trustees and a group of members who want trustee elections to be held for the first time. At stake is the temple's right to conduct its affairs without government intervention, a right, that if denied, is a violation of the constitutional separation of church and state, the trustees and their supporters say."