28.1 C
Saturday, September 23, 2023

Hanuman Temple, Mazaar removed in demolition drive amid heavy police deployment

Delhi: Hanuman Temple, Mazaar removed in demolition drive amid heavy police deployment | Photo: Twitter/ Videograb/ ANI

A temple and a mazaar had been removed amid heavy police deployment in Northeast Delhi’s Bhajanpura Chowk Sunday morning to pave the way in which for the development of a flyover, police mentioned. They mentioned the choice to take away the 2 constructions was taken at a “religious committee” assembly a number of days in the past and a correct dialogue was held with the residents and native leaders.

“Everything happened very peacefully,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast) Joy Tirkey mentioned after the constructions had been removed by the Public Works Department (PWD) amid heavy deployment of police.

Tirkey mentioned there was a Hanuman temple and a mazaar on the other sides of the street at Bhajanpura Chowk. Just a few days in the past, a call was taken at “religious committee” that each the constructions must be removed to widen the street for the the Saharanpur flyover.



“This was planned a few days ago. But the local leaders here had asked the civil administration for some time to prepare and make some necessary arrangements. Today (Sunday), we spoke to all of them and after having a proper dialogue with them, both the religious structures were removed from here with everyone’s cooperation. Even the devotees came here and performed their puja before the removal of the religious structure. The temple was removed by the priest himself,” he mentioned.

Police mentioned satisfactory safety pressure has been deployed in the realm to make sure the PWD is offered all the required help. Northeast Delhi is taken into account a communally delicate space. It witnessed riots in 2020 in which over 50 folks misplaced their lives and greater than 250 had been injured.

Meanwhile, Delhi Cabinet Minister Atishi tweeted concerning the demolition of the spiritual constructions.

“LG sir: Few days ago, I had written a letter requesting you to withdraw your decision to demolish temples and other religious places in Delhi. But today a temple in Bhajanpura was demolished again. I request you again to ensure that temples and other religious structures are not demolished in Delhi. People’s faith is attached to them,” she mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.

She had written to Lt Governor V Okay Saxena on June 22 requesting him to withdraw the choice of demolition of non secular locations.

Her letter got here following a row between locals and the authorities in east Delhi’s Mandawali space when officers allegedly removed the grille encroaching upon the footpath close to a temple on June 22. It led to rumours that the authorities had been there to demolish the temple.

Nilesh Desai
Nilesh Desaihttps://www.TheNileshDesai.com
The Hindu Patrika is founded in 2016 by Mr. Nilesh Desai. This website is providing news and information mainly related to Hinduism. We appreciate if you send News, information or suggestion.

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

- Advertisement -