Hindu Temples - now golden goose, now street dog - III PDF Print E-mail

Street temples define the Hindu nation
Notwithstanding the fact that the Supreme Court had stayed the impugned Gujarat High Court ‘off with their heads’ Order, Narendra Modi continued to demolish street temples even in 2008; and this time the temples of Gandhinagar, the state capital of Gujarat suffered Modi’s guillotine. According to a survey undertaken by the Gandhinagar collectorate, (quite certainly upon orders from the Chief Minister because Collectors are not known to think or act independently) 107 temples on main roads and another 312 on interior roads hampered the free flow of traffic and were therefore targeted be removed.

Hindu temples - now golden goose now street dog - II PDF Print E-mail

Between the devil and the deep sea
Tamil Nadu’s Karunanidhi and Karnataka’s Yediyurappa are on a temple demolishing spree even as this column is being written. But they are not the first in this aasuric demonstration of political power; Jayalalithaa in 2005 and Narendra Modi in 2006 and then again in 2008 had already shown them how and were thus leaders by example.


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