Alwar temple demolition: Rajasthan government will build demolished temples on the site
Alwar temple demolition: Controversy continues over bulldozer operation on three temples, houses and shops, including a 300-year-old temple in Rajgarh, Rajasthan’s Alwar district. While the BJP is preparing for statewide agitation, the Congress is also on the offensive. Congress national general secretary Jatinder Singh said on Sunday that the state government would build the temple, and the idols would be legally erected. An FIR will be registered in the police against the chairman of the municipality as well as other persons who broke the temple. Alwar Collector Nakte Shiv Prasad Madan said that the three temples which have been demolished will be rebuilt on the same site. The temple was built during the reigns of Pratap Singh Naroka (1775-1790 AD) and Bakhtawar Singh (1790-1815 AD) of the Kachwaha family of Alwar.
The allegations continue.
State BJP president Satish Punia said that the protest would be started by giving a memorandum to the governor. The resolution passed by the municipal board did not mention demolition of the temple. The proposal mentioned the construction of Guru Path as per the master plan, but it was not stated how wide the road should be. Officials bulldozed temples, houses and shops on the orders of Congress MLA Johri Lal Meena. State Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Takaram Jolie says the BJP-led board headed by its chairman Satish Dahria has decided to sabotage it. With the reconstruction of the temples, the government will compensate those who have houses and shop papers. After a meeting with officials on Sunday, Collector Shiv Prasad Madan said that the decision to demolish the temple, house and shop was taken at a meeting of the municipal board. The district administration was not informed about this.
People are getting upset
People are getting upset after the demolition. The situation is that the owners of 45 demolished shops are facing a crisis of livelihood. The shop has been there for 40 years, said businessman Yogesh Gauria. He used to take care of four children from the shop. One child is disabled. There was no time to remove the goods from the shop before the vandalism. Half of the house along with the shop was demolished. Bhag Chand, a 50-year-old shopkeeper, said a family of five lived in a room above the shop. On April 17, both the shop and the room were demolished. I don’t know where to put the family, now we are living in a family house.