Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Home News Reports Durga idol vandalised at a temple situated inside police station premises in UP

Durga idol vandalised at a temple situated inside police station premises in UP

According to reports coming from Farukkhabad in Uttar Pradesh, unidentified miscreants have vandalised an idol of goddess Durga at late Monday night leading to tension in the area. This incident took place at a temple that is situated on the premises of the Ghodankhas police station.

A crowd gathered in the morning after coming to know about the incident and confronted the police. A few leaders of Hindu organisations too had arrived at the spot and slogan shouting started.

The crowd demanded suspension of all the police officials inside the station. Seeing the inflamed passions, the SP rushed to the spot and assured the people of action. Soon another idol of Maa Durga was established at the temple.

The temple in question contains three idols, one is Maa Durga’s, a Shivling, and one of Lord Hanuman. The idol of Lord Hanuman is reportedly protected by an iron gate but the Shivling and Maa Durga’s idols were merely protected by a half gate, which don’t even have a lock. This might have made it easy for the miscreants to carry out their action, though it does raise question on how an act of vandalism could take place inside a police station.

This desecration was first noticed by local resident Sanjiv Vajpayee who had come to the temple in the morning to offer puja. He brought the incident to other people’s notice including the head of the police station Dinesh Kumar Gautam.

Incidentally this police station has been a center of a communal dispute in the past. Initially there just used to be Hanuman temple inside the police station premises. But in 1984, a Muslim shrine or Majar was renovated to be used by devotees 10 feet away from the temple. At the same time, local people decided to put Shivling and Maa Durga’s idol too in the premises. A section of the people had at that time opposed the setting up of these idols, but the issue was resolved amicably.

Meanwhile a similar incident of vandalism has been reported from the Saria region in Giridih district in Jharkhand. A man named Sikandar Ansari has been arrested for entering a temple on Monday night and vandalizing ‘things’ present inside. This vandalism prompted some anger and a mob proceeded to set fire to a couple of poultry shops in the locality. Situation is now under control and 5 people have been detained in connection with rioting.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Petition wants Delhi High Court to cancel Center’s approval for Covaxin to conduct trials for 2-18 age group

The petitioner wants Delhi High Court to quash govt notification allowing Covaxin trials for the 2-18 age group.

Congress may have rubbished the toolkit as ‘fake’ but there are enough reasons why people find it authentic

A toolkit was recently in circulation that highlighted the Congress party's devious attempts to tarnish the Modi government.

#CongressToolKitExposed: How Congress’s Srinivas BV’s actions during Covid crisis fits the toolkit perfectly

One of the first recommendations of this particular section of the 4-page toolkit suggests promoting SOS redressals and offering “priority help” to journalists, media professionals and other influencers.

Why Islamists and their apologists are desperate to insert ‘Jai Shri Ram’ to turn every random crime into hate crime

Ever since PM Modi came to power in 2014, the 'Dara Husa Musalman' bogey has been raised time and again in Indian context mostly to whitewash hate crimes carried out against Hindus

Washington Post cancels Iron Dome for saving Israeli lives

Should Israel just let its citizens die? Why should any country not use technology to save lives of its citizens?

West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee’s govt clears proposal to form a State Legislative Council. Here is why

The decision was taken during a cabinet meeting, conducted via video conferencing, by the CM and several Departmental Secretaries.

Recently Popular

Odisha: Sonu Sood clarifies after Ganjam DM says they had not received any communication from him regarding bed for COVID patient

The Collector and District Magistrate of Ganjam has called out Sonu Sood after the actor claimed to have arranged a bed.

Pakistan based CNN contributor Adeel Raja says world needs another Hitler amidst Israel-Palestine conflict, has history of anti-Semitic tweets

Adeel Raja, freelance contributor at CNN, has said that the world needs a Hitler today amidst the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Haryana: Police rules out communal angle in murder of Mewat youth Asif, two groups are old political rivals. Details

As per police, Asif had beaten up Pradeep's group members 20 days back, and Pradeep decided to avenge the attack.

Charity ‘toolkit’: How Sonu Sood’s foundation sought help from BJP’s Tejasvi Surya but took all the credit himself

Netizens have often raised suspicions that Sonu Sood had been falsely claiming credit for arranging help for Covid-19 patients without having done so.

Vinod Dua’s daughter, who wanted all ‘bhakts’ dead, receives help from a ‘bhakt’ MP while her mother needed critical COVID medicines

BJP supporters lodged their protest about minister chipping in to help the elites in India, when commoners are equally suffering, especially when the elites have not asked for their help.

Latest Congress toolkit: Paint Kumbh as Covid superspreader, and Eid as ‘happy gathering’. Here are the details

From maligning Kumbh to attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Central Vista project, working with 'friendly' journalists to get 'tailored' articles defaming India and Modi govt, here is what the Congress 'toolkit' asks its social media and PR teams to do.
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,352FansLike
545,908FollowersFollow
24,300SubscribersSubscribe