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Saturday, June 10, 2023

Telangana: Hanuman temple in hillock sold to Muslim company demolished

Details have emerged that the Telangana government has given away the land where a temple was situated to Muslim construction company. Hindus who protested against the move and demanded that the temple be restored were arrested by the police.

Monica Reddy from Telangana had posted in her Facebook timeline that the K.Chandrasekhara Rao government in Telangana has given away the land where a Hanuman temple is located to a construction company, Red Fort Akbar Builders. In a video she has alleged that she was arrested and taken to the police station simply for trying to do puja in the temple.

She also recorded that Hindus of Bhagya Nagar area protested against giving up the temple to the company. However they were arrested and physically harassed by the police. The Times Of India reported that the land near Rama Naidu studios in Film Nagar was bought by the construction firm. The Hanuman temple is located on top of a hillock situated in the land bought by the company. The land is estimated to cost around Rs.1500 crore and there are allegations that it was sold for a mere Rs.286 crore.

As per social media posts the company has removed the murti of Hanuman against which Hindus protested. While protesting Hindus were detained and held back the whole temple was demolished. Bajrang Dal and VHP activists were taken into preventive custody by the police for protesting against this and in demand of restoring the murti and the temple.

Leaders of Hindu organisations have expressed shock at this incident and KCR government’s brutal handling of Hindus and their religious sentiments. While KCR government’s Muslim appeasement is no secret, selling temple land and letting the temple be demolished has exposed its anti-Hindu nature. However as a result of intense opposition from Hindu saints and activists, the murti was restored at its original place and the company has agreed to rebuild the temple. They have also agreed to register the land in the name of Abhayanjaneya Temple Trust.

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