Hindu outfits demand BBMP to clear ‘illegal’ mosque in Singasandra

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A three storeyed building constructing under high-tension line in Singasandhra.
BENGALURU: Hindu organisations are opposing the illegal construction of a  masjid in Singasandra which is coming up right below a high-tension electric line of the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL), within the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits, and have demanded that the construction be stopped.
They alleged that the BBMP has demolished many such illegal constructions, including temples, but is not taking any action regarding the masjid.

Hindu outfits activists demanding the BBMP to stop illegal construction.

The pro-Hindu groups have expressed their ire against the BBMP and demanded for that the four storey construction be removed immediately. It is illegal and there is no provision to build any structure under high tension lines, they said. They have warned the BBMP that, if it does not respond to their appeal and remove the illegal structure, they will take up a legal fight against it.

Hindu outfits activists handed over a memorandum to the BBMP Chief Commissioner.
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti convener Mohan Gowda said, “A three-storeyed mosque is being constructed over the last few weeks without NOC, below the high tension line near AECS ‘A’ Block Layout in Ward 191. The BBMP has not taken any action against this, but 1,200 temples have been demolished in two years in the city”.

Hindu Janajagruti Samiti convener Mohan Gowda demanded BBMP should remove the structure or else Hindu organistaions are ready to legal fight.

Mohan Gowda claimed that BBMP is discriminating against Hindu temples. “Even KPTCL is also not taking any action. If BBMP does not take this seriously, we will take it to the court”, he warned.
BBMP chief Commissioner Tushar Giri Nath said, If rules are violated, there is a privilege to file a criminal case can be filed under KPTCL Act.
Following the opposition from Hindu, BBMP Chief Commissioner Tushar Giri Nath said, “There is restriction on constructing any new buildings below high-tension lines even if it is private property. If it is violated, a criminal case can be filed under KPTCL Act. We have not given any permission for the mosque and there are rules not to do it. If rules have been violated, we will inform the owner about it and will take action after verifying the case”.

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