Jaipur: 200 Year Old Temples Destroyed For Construction Of Metro Corridor

14 Jun 2015 11:19 PM GMT
Jaipur: 200 Year Old Temples Destroyed For Construction Of Metro Corridor

The district administration and Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) demolished two temples from Walled City area, which were said to be centuries old. The drive was initiated at 4 am to demolish Rojgareshwar Mahadev and Khasthharan Mahadev temples, obstructing the construction of Metro corridor proposed from Chandpole to Badi Chaupar. The official said before the temple structures were razed, idols were safely kept in Tanwar ji Ka Nohra at Natani ji Ka Rasta.

Nearly 400 police personal were deployed to keep protestors at bay. A senior police official said, “We have arrested 12 miscreants who were provoking other residents to carry out protests.”

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