Desecration of Lord Ram idol in Ramateertham; Andhra CM orders CID inquiry

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The idol of Lord Ram was allegedly desecrated at Ramateertham in Vizianagaram district on December 29 following which a group of BJP workers staged a protest on the temple premises. 

 

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has ordered a Crime Investigation Department (CID) inquiry into the "unfortunate incident" of desecration of Lord Ram idol in Ramateertham of Nellimarla Mandal in Vizianagaram district, State Endowments Minister Vellampalli Srinivasa Rao announced on Monday.

Following the orders of the CM, Endowments Minister held a review meeting with the higher officials of Endowments and police departments

He reviewed the steps taken till date and to be taken regarding attacks on the temple.

While speaking to the media after the review meeting, the Minister said that a new idol will be installed there and the date of installation will be announced within two days. He also appealed to BJP to withdraw their proposed rally at Ramateertham

“A new idol will be installed there. We have approved the design which was accepted by the officials. We will announce the date of the installation of the new idol within two days after consulting Agama scholars", he said 

The idol of Lord Ram was allegedly desecrated at Ramateertham in Vizianagaram district on December 29 following which a group of BJP workers staged a protest on the temple premises. 

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and Union Minister V Muraleedharan on Monday said that his party and the Jana Sena will lead the Ramateertham Dham Yatra on January 5 against the alleged attacks on Hindu temples in Andhra Pradesh.


With inputs from ANI

Image credit: New Indian Express

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