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‘Hindu temples destroyed to construct mosques shall be reclaimed’, Karnataka BJP MLA KS Eshwarappa says

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'Hindu temples destroyed to build mosques will be reclaimed', Karnataka BJP MLA KS Eshwarappa says

BJP MLA and former Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka KS Eshwarappa, in an interview with Dainik Bhaskar, talked about reclaiming Hindu temples which have been destroyed and mosques have been constructed on them. He mentioned, “I am not asking to demolish any new mosques, I am only talking about the mosques that were built after destroying Hindu temples. Such mosques will be demolished and Hindu temples will be reconstructed there.”

KS Eshwarappa had just lately questioned whether or not Allah will hearken to prayers provided that loudspeakers are used to name him has now mentioned that mosques constructed after destroying Hindu temples shall be demolished. He mentioned that he had learn an article concerning the destruction of 36,000 temples and the development of mosques of their place. 

“I have read in an article that 36 thousand temples were destroyed in order to build mosques. I’m not aware of the actual figure. I have not yet taken any action. Will see what can be done about it. I simply expressed what was in my mind,” the Shivamogga MLA mentioned.

The BJP chief mentioned this in response to a query over his final 12 months assertion whereby he mentioned that over 36000 temples have been destroyed and Mosques have been constructed over them. Eshwarappa had in an announcement issued on May 27, 2022, that every one such Hindu temples shall be reclaimed by authorized means. The Karnataka BJP MLA had mentioned this again then within the context of the invention of a Hindu temple-like architectural design beneath the Malali market mosque in Mangaluru.

“36,000 temples have been destroyed and masjids were built over it. Let them build mosques elsewhere and offer namaz, but we cannot allow them to build masjids over our temples. I am telling you, all the 36000 temples will be reclaimed by Hindus & legally,” Eshwarappa mentioned final 12 months.

On his current ‘Is Allah deaf’ comment, Eshwarappa mentioned, “Our Vijay Sankalp Yatra is now underway. Every leader is going around the state. I am also leading a Rath Yatra. On Monday, I was in Mangaluru. Just as I was beginning my speech, the Azaan began and it disturbed everything. At that time I made this statement about Azaan. Even the  Supreme Court has also said about loudspeakers.”

It is notable that KS Eshwarappa had on March 12, 2023, whereas addressing a rally organized as a part of the BJP’s ‘Vijay Sankalp Yatra’ in poll-bound Karnataka mentioned that enjoying Azaan on loudspeakers provides him a headache.

“Wherever I go this is a headache for me. I have no doubt there will be an end to this soon as there is a Supreme Court judgement. Honourable PM Modi has asked us to respect all religions, but I must ask can Allah hear only if you scream on a microphone?” he had mentioned.

BJP MLA KS Eshwarappa makes controversial remarks throughout his speech in Mangaluru as Azaan performs within the background.
“This (Azaan) is a headache for me, does Allah hear prayers only if one screams on a microphone? is Allah deaf? This issue must be resolved soon”

— Deepak Bopanna (@dpkBopanna) March 13, 2023

Notably, the Senior BJP chief and former minister KS Eshwarappa was addressing a public gathering when Azaan blared from a mosque close by. Commenting on the utilization of loudspeakers by the mosques for Azaan, the BJP chief added, “even we Hindus pray in temples, sing shlokas and bhajans. It’s Bharat mata that protects religions, but if you say that Allah listens only if you pray with a loudspeaker I must question if he’s deaf. It’s not needed, this issue must be resolved,” he mentioned.