Maharashtra Temple ‘Forcible Entry’ Case: Locals Ought to Resolve, Says Raj Thackeray

“The difficulty at Trimbakeshwar is of the native residents and so they should take a choice,” he stated. (file)


Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday stated individuals of Nashik should take a choice on the Trimbakeshwar Temple concern that started after some individuals of a distinct faith tried to “forcibly” enter on Might 13 to supply incense as a part of a convention related to a close-by dargah.

A First Info Report was registered on the grievance of temple authorities in opposition to 4 individuals below Indian Penal Code part 295 (injuring or defiling a spot of worship with intent to insult a faith), whereas the Maharashtra authorities arrange a particular investigation staff to probe the matter.

“The difficulty at Trimbakeshwar is of the native residents and so they should take a choice. Outsiders should not intervene. If a convention is on for years, then it isn’t proper to cease it. Is our faith so weak that it’ll lose its purity and divinity if somebody from one other faith enters a temple,” Mr Thackeray stated.

“There are a lot of temples and mosques within the nation the place there may be mutual understanding amongst individuals (of various faiths). (In Mumbai), constables from Mahim police station provide ‘chaddar’ at Mahim Dargah. Then again, in a few of our temples solely individuals of a selected caste are allowed,” he added.

Asserting he too had visited mosques and dargahs, Mr Thackeray stated points like loudspeakers on mosques, unauthorised dargahs developing alongside the coast and in historic forts have to be tackled reasonably than creating such issues that trigger riots.

“Attacking issues that are fallacious is correct. Nevertheless, doing something deliberately (to create discord) just isn’t proper. Riots don’t happen the place Marathi Muslims stay. There are good relations, mutual understanding amongst Hindus and Muslims and other people mustn’t disturb it,” the MNS chief stated.

As per the Nashik police, a bunch of individuals arrived on the entrance of Trimbakeshwar Temple on the night time of Might 13 in search of permission to carry out a ritual of providing ‘dhoop’ (incense) to the deity from the doorway steps as per a decades-old custom.

The temple guards, nonetheless, stopped them, resulting in a row, the police have stated.

In the meantime, in an interview with a information channel, a devotee on the close by Gulab Shah Wali Dargah stated in view of the controversy, the custom of providing incense will likely be stopped subsequent yr.

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