Singing Bhajans, BJP Stages Protest At Rajasthan Temple Demolition Site – What We Know!

Singing Bhajans, BJP Stages Protest At Rajasthan Temple Demolition Site

Official sources say there is no such thing as a transfer to rehabilitate or present a compensation to these affected


Singing bhajans (devotional songs), BJP staff on Saturday staged a sit-in protest outdoors the 300-year-old Shiva temple that was demolished with bulldozers in Rajasthan’s Alwar district final week, to clear the best way for a street.

Whereas contained in the temple, Kirori Lal Meena, a Rajya Sabha MP, is registering his protest from the consolation of a mattress as he prepares for a protracted haul.

In line with Rajasthan’s ruling Congress, it was the BJP that had promised a street known as the “Gaurav Path” on the spot the place the demolitions befell. The Congress alleges that the municipal council of Rajgarh city, which is managed by the BJP, handed a decision to assemble the street after eradicating encroachments in September final 12 months.

“The Congress is attempting guilty the nagar palika of this city and crucify the board chairman of Rajgarh city, for the demolition of the temple, mentioned Mr Meena.

“The municipality board solely handed a decision that the “Gauarv Path” ought to be made, they didn’t say demolish houses and outlets. This the Congress authorities did on their very own and they’re blaming the BJP. The BJP won’t destroy temples,” he added.

The ruling Congress maintains that the choice to demolish the temple to broaden the street was underneath the cost of the native municipality.

Congress staff raised Bharat Mata ki Jai slogans as state minister Jitendra Singh, taking the mike away from the bhajan singers, promised {that a} temple can be rebuilt on that land.

Together with the temple, 86 outlets and houses have been additionally demolished. The native Congress MLA Johari Lal Meena reportedly opposed the demolitions.

“Who will assist me in these troublesome monetary instances?… This store was my solely supply of earnings I don’t know what to do now,” mentioned Anita Sharma, 60, a widow whose store was one among the many many demolished final Sunday. She earned Rs 4,000 monthly from the store.

Manju Jangid’s three-storey house can be destroyed. What’s worse, her 90-year-old mother-in-law is caught on the primary flooring and the one manner up and down is an unsteady picket ladder.

“Everyone seems to be speaking about mandirs and idols, however what about us people who find themselves dwelling on this warmth with out water and electrical energy. How can I climb up and down these damaged stairs to deal with my mother-in-law. What if she takes ailing?” Ms Jangid requested.

Individuals whose houses have been half demolished are left attempting to protect homes with no doorways and beat the warmth with no energy.

“We obtained notices on the night of sixth, for the subsequent few days we thought what motion to take. Then there was a weekend. On Monday and Tuesday we ran round authorities places of work however no one paid any heed, after which a protracted weekend…The administration determined to hold out the demolition drive on seventeenth April, a Sunday, so we couldn’t get a courtroom keep,” mentioned Govind Vijayvargia, an affected shopkeeper.

The Congress delegation, blaming the BJP, has additionally filed a police criticism in opposition to the municipality chairman for performing in a way to harm individuals’s spiritual sentiments and demanded he be arrested.

“The place is the chairman of the municipality? Why has he not been arrested? We now have now filed a police criticism in opposition to them,” mentioned Congress’s Bhanwar Jitendra Singh, who’s the previous MP of Alwar.

Official sources say there is no such thing as a transfer to rehabilitate or present a compensation to these affected within the demolition drive.