Bangalore, September 21 Even though the BJP in Karnataka tabled the Karnataka Religious Structures (Protection) Bill 2021 in the Legislature, the issue of temple demolition is expected to dominate Tuesday’s session. Congress is ready to launch an attack on the BJP, questioning its commitment to protect the temples.
Congress attacked the government for rising inflation and Siddaramaiah said there had been “criminal loot”. The term “criminal booty” was coined by the late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in connection with the inflation against the then Prime Minister, the late Indira Gandhi, in connection with the inflation at that time .
Driven by an energetic start to the session with the oxcart and the bicycle yatras, the opposition is preparing to attack the ruling BJP, questioning its commitment to Hindutva.
Siddaramaiah, who raised the issue of a temple demolition near Nanjangud, has already embarrassed the ruling BJP. The opposition also aims to get the message across that the BJP has taken the issue of temple demolition casually.
Under heavy pressure from all corners on the issue of the demolition of the temple, the ruling BJP, which has been criticized by Hindutva’s forces, is on a defensive mode and is therefore trying to enact a new law. The new bill presented to the assembly on Monday aims to protect unauthorized places of worship that have taken hold in the state and are threatened with demolition in the context of the Supreme Court’s order.
It ensures the protection of all religious centers, including temples, churches, mosques and other large religious constructions which have been erected on the public domain without authorization.
The bill was introduced by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai after a cabinet decision. The enactment is expected to protect illegal religious centers across the state that emerged after the 2009 Supreme Court order on playgrounds, parks, roads and other public places. As many as 6,300 religious structures have been reported as illegal across the state. The bill also aims to prevent the appearance of illegal religious places in public places in the future.
Meanwhile, the state cabinet also approved the construction of the demolished Huchgani Mahadevamma temple in Nanjangud taluk of Mysuru district by the state unit of the BJP.
The state government also sent a notice to the Mysuru District Administration regarding the demolition of the temple.
Mangaluru police arrested eight people from Akhila Bharatha Hindu Mahasabha for making death threats to Bommai during a press conference on the issue of the demolition of the temple. Four people have been arrested so far. They reportedly threatened, “when we did not spare Gandhiji, who are you”. Hindu members of Jagaran Vedike staged a massive rally in Mysuru in this regard.
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