Sumary of Mysuru administration puts demolition of illegally built temples on hold after controversy emerged:
- On the Nanjangud temple demolition, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said all the details will be tabled in the House.
- (Image: Screemshot/Twitter/@siddaramaiah) The Mysuru district administration has announced to temporarily suspend the demolition of illegally constructed temples.
- The September 14 move came in the backdrop of controversy that emerged in the state over the demolition, especially after the demolition of a temple in the Nanjangud area of Mysuru district, reported The Indian Express.
- Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai directed district authorities on the day not to take any hasty steps in demolishing illegal religious structures, as per a Supreme Court directive and said specific orders would be given in two days after studying the order in detail.
- “No hasty decision of demolishing temples should be taken in any part of Karnataka,” the Chief Minister told reporters in Bengaluru.
- On the Nanjangud temple demolition, Bommai said all the details will be tabled in the House.
- The political furore created in the state over the demolition of illegal religious places based on orders issued by the Supreme Court and the High Court of Karnataka after a temple at Nanjangud was demolished.
- Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had come down heavily on the government over the matter on September 11. He had alleged that the demolition was done without consulting the people in the region and the action “hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus.