MANDYA: The Jamia Masjid controversy in Srirangapatna does not seem to be ending. The Hindu Jagarana Vedike is organising a huge Sankirtana Yatre on Sunday to demand restoration of the Moodala Bagilu Anjaneyaswami temple and annual rituals.
Hindu Jagarana Vedike is all set to hold the Sankirthana Yatra, demanding restoration of the Anjaneya temple.
The members of the Bajrang Dal have earlier filed a petition in the High Court seeking that the Jamia Masjid in Srirangapatna be vacated. Though the petition is pending before court, as every year, this year too, Hanuman Maladharis are preparing for the Sankirthana Yatra, to be held Sunday.
This year, the local BJP unit too is backing the yatra though it is initiated by Hindu Jagarana Vedike. The Sankirthana rally will be led by BJP district president Umesh, BJP leader Induvalu Sachidananda and Dr Indresh.
BJP district president Umesh said, “Our party has decided to bring 8,000 to 10,000 Hanuman maladharis from every constituency and from districts. Our only aim is restoration of the temple at its original site. This will happen some day and we will are sure of it”.
BJP leader Induvalu Sachidananda said, “The Sankirtana Yatra will commence from Nimishamabha temple and head to the Moodala Bagilu Anjaneyaswami temple. The Yatra is being organised secure justice as Tipu Sultan had converted the structure. But we will get justice soon, just like in the Ram Mandir case. We are not opposing any other religion. If Hindu society is hurt by others, we will not keep quiet. Over 5,000 devotees were participated in the event last year. This year, the organisers are aiming to gather one lakh Hanuma Maladharis. But there is the possibility that at least 30,000 to 40000 devotees will participate in the programme. I wish that the glorious history will return through restoration of the temple very soon”.