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Controversy over demolition of 30 years old Govardhan temple

A dispute arose over the demolition of the Govardhan temple built by Pal Samaj located near TT Nagar Smart City Atalpath. When Hindu organizations came to know about this, other organizations including Sanskriti Bachao Manch reached the spot. During this, after taking action in the presence of the administration and the , the ruckus continued for a long time. Despite the uproar and protests, whenever the officials did not agree, the local councilors along with the Municipal Corporation President also reached the spot in a hurry. The team returned after talking on the mobile with the corporation president and the CEO of Smart City. Chandrashekhar Tiwari, president of Sanskriti Bachao Manch, told that there is a temple of Pal Samaj near Atal Path. Its boundary wall and concrete part were broken by the officers of Smart City. There was also a shed near it. Which was also broken. The idol of Maa Durga is enshrined in this shed during Navratri for about 30 years. Expressed displeasure over breaking the construction site without any notice.

Corporation president said..officers had arrived with the intention of demolishing the entire temple

When asked the reason for breaking the part of the temple, the officers could not answer. The officials had arrived with the intention of demolishing the entire temple, but expressed their displeasure for not taking action without notice and not informing the councilor of the ward.


Kishan Suryavanshi, President, Municipal Corporation

Said Hindu organization…refused to recognize people’s representatives

In the matter of demolishing other religious places, the administration does not show so much promptness, but by demolishing the religious places of Hinduism, the officers are giving an introduction to their low mentality and at the same time efforts are being made to defame the government. The SDM and Smart City officials refused to recognize local councilor Brajla Sachan.

Chandrashekhar Tiwari, President, Save Culture Forum

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