Save ISKCON Secunderabad temple

Save ISKCON Secunderabad temple from Andhra Pradesh government

Hindus must realize that their temples are in danger in anti-Hindu Congress regime !

iskcon1The ISKCON Secunderabad temple

The issue

The Andhra Pradesh government has issued a land acquisition notice to the ISKCON temple located on Sardar Patel Road opposite St John’s Church in Secunderabad to get 1,700 sq yards of the 3,500 sq yards belonging to the temple. The land is required for metro corridor-III that runs from Nagole to Shilparamam via Sangeet and Iskcon.

The ISKCON Temple in Secunderabad is a source of inspiration for lakhs of Krishna devotees in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Apart from Shri Krishna, this temple complex houses 200 year old idols of Deities Dattatreya Swami, Kali, Navagraha, Shri Ganesha and Shri Veer Hanuman; idols which have been worshiped for generations.

Mosques and Churches are safe in Congress regime, then why not temples ?

Actually opposite to the ISKCON temple, there is land belonging the Railways, not just a couple of acres but many acres ! This land has many unoccupied buildings. Also the road in front of the temple is almost 150 feet in width. The Metro Rail Project is meant to go over the road. So it is evident that there is sufficient land and space to build Metro project over this road, without disturbing any part of the ISKCON temple.

It is common knowledge that there have been instances (in various parts of the country) where places of worship of other communities were at stake for road widening and the entire project was changed in order to save such structures. Route of Konkan railway was changed so that all small churches at many places including Nhaveli village in South Goa could be saved from demolition. This delayed the completion of this major Railway route by a decade! There are incidents of re-routing the Metro rail in Bangalore and Kolkata. Even in Pune, widening of road work has been held up as there is a dargah in the way which will have to be demolished. Now it is the duty of all Hindus to unite and protest lawfully and wholeheartedly against the proposed acquisition and demolition of the ISKCON Secunderabad Temple.

Protest against the Andhra Pradesh government decision to demolish ISKCON Secunderabad temple

Request to cancel acquisition and demolition of ISKCON temple at Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh

To

1. Prime Minister of India

2. Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

3. Dr. P K Mohanty, Chief Secretary, AP & Chairman, HMR

4. Collector of Hyderabad District

 

Subject : Request to cancel acquisition and demolition of ISKCON temple at Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh

 

Respected Sir,

I am an ardent devotee of Shri Krishna and a regular visitor to the ISKCON temple at Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh. ISKCON Temple in Secunderabad is a source of inspiration for lakhs of Krishna devotees in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Apart from Shri Krishna, this temple complex houses 200 year old idols of Deities Dattatreya Swami, Kali, Navagraha, Shri Ganesha and Shri Veer Hanuman; idols which have been worshiped for generations.

I was aghast to learn that on 25th June 2013, the Andhra Pradesh Government issued a notification to acquire and demolish these places of worship (situated in the ISKCON temple area). The area thus acquired is supposed to make way for the Metro Rail Project! I also learned that recently hundreds of ISKCON devotees and many devout Hindus from various Hindu organisations staged intense agitations against the proposed acquisition and demolition of ISKCON Secunderabad temple complex.

It has come to our notice that opposite to the ISKCON temple, there is land belonging the Railways, not just a couple of acres but many acres! This land has many unoccupied buildings. Also the road in front of the temple is almost 150 feet in width. The Metro Rail Project is meant to go over the road. So it is evident that there is sufficient land and space to build Metro project over this road, without disturbing any part of the ISKCON temple.

It is common knowledge that there have been instances (in various parts of the country) where places of worship of other communities were at stake for road widening and the entire project was changed in order to save such structures. Route of Konkan railway was changed so that all small churches at many places including Nhaveli village in South Goa could be saved from demolition. This delayed the completion of this major Railway route by a decade! There are incidents of re-routing the Metro rail in Bangalore and Kolkata. Even in Pune, widening of road work has been held up as there is a dargah in the way which will have to be demolished. We could go on...

Therefore I humbly request the Central and the State Governments to drop the initiative to acquire and demolish the ISKCON Secunderabad temple; and at the same time order diversion of the Metro route to protect the temple. This magnanimous move will safeguard the interests of thousands of Hindu devotees lest it create a law and order problem in future.

Yours faithfully,

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Reference : http://www.hindujagruti.org/activities/campaigns/religious/save-temples/iskcon-secunderabad

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