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Lakshmi Narayan Mandir source: mygola.com

 

Lakshmi Narayan Mandir source: mygola.com
Lakshmi Narayan Mandir
source: mygola.com

By NewsGram News Desk

New Delhi: In yet another temple demolition ordered by court taking a religious turn for worse, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) officials had to return empty handed without executing Delhi High Court order as locals protested against demolition with the help of some religious groups.

“As the team arrived to demolish the Laxmi Narayan Mandir in Priyadarshini Vihar, tension erupted in the area. The protestors blocked the roads leading to the area,” a DDA official was quoted as saying.

 

India is not alien to such situation where temples, mosques and other religious places are built on illegal land and when the courts order demolition, protests erupt. The religious groups appear as if they represent the whole religion and whether or not the land belongs to the temple, they go on rampage.

 

This habit of irrational protests have, in past, stalled several developmental projects or, at least, delayed them. They not only protest but also create law and order problem by vandalising public and private property in a show of misplaced anger.

 

“Shops were shut down. A fire-tender, 13 Delhi Transport Corporation buses and two JCB machines (backhoe loader) were vandalised,” the official said.

 

The DDA team had to return without demolishing the temple as local residents along with various religious groups protested against it. “Protestors along with religious groups burnt tyres at various places to express their anger, forcing us to return without any further demolition,” the official added.

 

The police said that the demolition of Laxmi Narayan Mandir was ordered by the Delhi High court. The temple is built over approximately 1,000 square yards of land, along with its prayer hall.

 

“Following directions of the high court, the authority (DDA) on September 3 had demolished the satsang hall of the temple. The remaining construction was to be demolished in next two days. But it was interrupted due to the continuous protest from the locals and religious groups,” a police official was quoted as saying.

 

“Protesting against the demolition order of the high court, locals closed down Laxmi Nagar market, vandalised government property and also burnt tyres,” he said, “In view of the continuous protests, the temple could not be demolished today.”


With inputs from IANS

 

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Judgement by Supreme Court on Ayodhya attracts reactions from netizens. Wikimedia Commons

After a historic judgement by Supreme Court on Ayodhya, netizens took to social media sites and hailed the apex court’s decision.

In a historic judgement, the Supreme Court on Saturday directed the Centre to form within three months a trust which will build a temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.

The Sunni Waqf Board, which was a party to the 7-decade-old title suit, should be given an alternate five-acre land at some other suitable place for construction of a mosque, a 5-member bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, said in a unanimous judgement.

Netizens on Twitter sharing their reactions with these hashtags #AYODHYAVERDICT, #RamMandir, #BabriMasjid, #MandirwahiBanega, and #RanjanGogoi.

Ayodhya verdict attracted thousands of mixed reactions, memes, jokes and joy on Twitter.

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Netizens on Twitter use hashtags like
#AYODHYAVERDICT, #RamMandir, #BabriMasjid, #MandirwahiBanega, and #RanjanGogoi. Pixabay

Here are some reactions from Twitter on Ayodhya verdict:

“#AYODHYAVERDICT, Supreme Court could have ended the verdict with “Happy Birthday LK Advani,” a person wrote from his Twitter account.

“Feels good to be alive while history is being created. This is a tale I can tell my grandkids. We witnessed justice being done. We witnessed the #RamMandir,” another tweet read.

Another Twitter user wrote: “All Hindus should be Thankful to Advocate K Parsaran, 92 years old who is Leading Counsel appearing for Ram Lalla Virajman, who argued for Ram Mandir in SC. Dhanyavad Mahodaya #AYODHYAVERDICT.”

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A person with username @Ajaygangwal2 posted an image of cartoon ‘Bob the builder’ with a caption: “Amit shah discussing plan to built temple with bob the builder #mandirwahibanega.” (IANS)