Top
Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
keyboard_arrow_down
Login
exit_to_app
Going beyond birthday celebration
access_time 18 Sep 2020 6:05 AM GMT
Periyar@142-Revolutionary and Visionary
access_time 17 Sep 2020 11:57 AM GMT
The word of caution from the highest court
access_time 17 Sep 2020 6:31 AM GMT
access_time 16 Sep 2020 5:58 AM GMT
access_time 15 Sep 2020 6:19 AM GMT
DEEP READAll arrow_drop_down
The ogres in the mind
access_time 8 Sep 2020 11:27 AM GMT
Why worry about populism?
access_time 4 Sep 2020 9:51 AM GMT
Media mind-set towards minorities
access_time 15 July 2020 4:29 PM GMT
exit_to_app
Homechevron_rightIndiachevron_rightAIMIM MP Imtiaz Jaleel ...

AIMIM MP Imtiaz Jaleel calls off temple re-opening agitation on Maharastra Police plea

text_fields
bookmark_border
AIMIM MP Imtiaz Jaleel calls off temple re-opening agitation on Maharastra Police plea
cancel

Aurangabad (Maharashtra): After hours of tension since morning, Aurangabad relaxed after AIMIM MP Imtiaz Jaleel on Tuesday afternoon called off his agitation to re-open places of worship closed during the lockdown.

Last week, Jaleel had announced the agitation, starting with reopening a temple on Tuesday followed by a mosque on Wednesday.

Irked by this, scores of Shiv Sena activists led by local MLA Ambadas E. Danve came into an eyeball-to-eyeball position with the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen workers as Jaleel planned to begin with the well-known Khadkeshwar Temple this afternoon.

With security forces deployed in full swing in the area, the police had a word with Jaleel on a potential law and order situation if he went ahead with the agitation, especially in view of the ruling Shiv Sena's staunch opposition.

Following the plea, Jaleel backtracked and withdrew his agitation, making the townsfolk breathed easy, especially since the 'visarjan' (immersion) of thousands of Lord Ganesh idols will begin at the end of the 10-day Ganeshotsav on Tuesday.

Jaleel has been demanding that the state government should immediately reopen all places of worship like temples, mosques, churches, gurudwaras, etc to enable devotees visit and offer prayers.

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has, however, made it clear that the state government will take a decision at the opportune time, since the Covid-19 restrictions are still not eased for religious places.

Show Full Article
TAGS:AIMIM Imtiaz Jaleel Temple Re-opening Agitation 
Next Story