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Congress, Muslims join chorus against Jaipur temple demolitions

09, Jul 2015

Several Muslim residents of the Walled City too joined the Congress workers, protesting against the “inappropriate” demolition of age-old temples.
Written by Mahim Pratap Singh | Jaipur | Updated: July 9, 2015 8:15 am
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, in a standoff with “its own” BJP government over demolition of temples in the Pink City, found an unlikely ally on Wednesday in the form of Congress party, which, along with several Muslim residents of Walled City, threw its weight behind the protest against temple demolitions. With the Vasundhara Raje-led government failing to convince the Sangh — which is backing a ‘chakka jam’ protest by some Hindu groups — to call off the protest, the stage is set for a showdown on Thursday. Over the past few days, Hindu organisations have been protesting against the removal of several temples in Jaipur—being done by the district authorities in line with the 2013 Supreme Court orders on removal of unauthorised religious structures.


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