Karnataka changes dome-like structures atop bus stops amid threatstext_fields
Mysuru: Amid threats by Hindu activists, sparked by the remarks of BJP MP Pratap Simha (Kodagu), authorities in Karnataka have changed the shape of dome-like structures atop bus stops in the city.
The bus stops are located in Mysuru's Krishnaraja Assembly constituency.
The activists and the MP claimed that the three domes, one big and two smaller ones, had given the bus stops the look of a mosque.
The authorities have now erected a "kalash" (sacred pot) on the domes overnight.
The MP in his controversial remarks had given a deadline of four days to bring down the structures.
He added that if they were not demolished, he would do it himself with a JCB.
The MP's comment drew much flak from the opposition.
"One has to understand Pratap Simha's vision and thinking to see that the domes look like part of a mosque. It is a government property, we have to wait and see what will be broken down. What do we do if everything looks like a dome? I don't know who designed that shelter. If he wants to mow down the gumbaz-style bus stop, let us see what all he will mow down." Tanveer Sait, a Congress MLA said.
- IANS input