Madurai, Jan 21: The incidents of demolishing of Hindu temples continue in Tamil Nadu under the rule of MK Stalin-led DMK government, as his government has again demolished another Hindu temple in the name of road construction. This time, the Stalin government has demolished the Madurai Munniyandi Temple, which is located in Madurai.
The government took action on the temple, citing the reason of road widening. The revenue officials, along with the police force, visited the spot and started to demolish the temple. The matter cropped up when photos of the destruction went viral over the internet.
Shockingly, since the DMK government came to power in 2021, the state government has demolished a total of 161 temples in the state, including the 200-year-old Vazhavandan temple and a 125-year-old temple on the banks of Muthanankulam.
On January 10, the Tamil Nadu government demolished the Sri Narasimha Anjaneyar Swamy temple in Chennai, citing the reason for illegal temple construction by encroaching on the Adyar riverbed in Varadharajapuram. It is worth noting that the temple of Sri Rama, the Sri Narasimha Anjaneyar Swamy, had been built in the area located near Mudichur for the past 25 years and was constructed on 55 cents of land.
Earlier in the month of July 2021, the Tamil Nadu government had demolished a 125-year-old temple on the banks of Muthanankulam, a pond, in the name of removing encroachments under the Smart City project.