Chandni Chowk Hanuman Temple the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the BJP are accused of vandalizing the temple.
The AAP alleges that the BJP-led MCD demolished the 100-year-old Hanuman temple. On Sunday, there were allegations against the demolition of Chandni Chowk Hanuman Temple between the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi.
The chief executive of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) said the temple was demolished “as an entry” under an order of the High Court. He said, “In August 2019, the Delhi state Home Affairs Department informed the NDMC commissioner that the religious committee could not review the case that the court had decided on. According to the Supreme Court order.”
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and BJP are accused of vandalizing the temple
The AAP alleges that the BJP-led MCD demolished the 100-year-old Hanuman temple. The leader of the ruling party and head of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Durgesh Pathak, said “the real face of the BJP calling itself a Hindu group has been exposed across the country today.” At the same time, the BJP branch in Delhi retaliated denounced the demolition of the temple, and said the AAP government had begun a process of decorating the Chandni Chowk.
BJP spokesman Pravin Shankar Kapoor wrote to Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal condemning the demolition of the Chandni Chowk Hanuman Temple and demanding that it be rebuilt. Kapoor said locals were opposed to the Delhi government’s Chandni Chowk decorating program as three religious buildings were to be demolished.
Vishva Hindu Parishad also staged protests at Chandni Chowk in Delhi on Tuesday after the demolition of the 100-year-old temple of Hindu Lord Hanuman by court order. More than a hundred people gathered in the vicinity of the Red Fort with saffron flags.
A senior police officer said the MCD had demolished buildings on Sunday on a court order.
The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) team, led by its current president Alok Kumar, has joined forces with LG to demand the rebuilding of the temple. Kumar said the team had asked LGG to apply to the high court for the rebuilding of the temple.