This is the success of united opposition by Hindus ! Hindus will liberate temples from the vice-like grip of the Government by showing similar unity.
The Hindus expect that the BJP Government in Centre would now legislate an Act ‘The property of Hindu temples is the property of Hindu Dharma and it should be expended only for the rejuvenation of Hindu Dharma’.
Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) – The Government of Andhra Pradesh stayed the decision to auction the properties owned by Tirupati Tirumala temple, following vehement opposition from the Hindu community. The State Government had asked Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam (TTD) to reconsider their decision in light of the sentiments of the devotees. (Since the Government in Andhra Pradesh is led by a staunch Christian Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, such assaults on Hindu Dharma are taking place. Therefore, it is expected from Hindus that they should unite and counter such assaults on Dharma. – Editor) Chief Secretary Praveen Prakash has issued the order on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh Government.
The Government has also asked senior Saints to communicate with the devotees of the temple on how TTD can use temple properties for the propagation of religion, the building of temples, and other religious activities.
Reportedly, the properties that TTD wanted to auction were, in fact, donated by the devotees to the temple. The Tirupati Tirumala Temple Trust, however, decided to sell them, claiming that they were ‘non-usable’. The said properties are located in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Rishikesh. The Trust had argued that since the properties were located away from the temple, it was ‘difficult’ to manage them. Several properties had also been encroached upon by miscreants.
Several such lands are being used for agriculture and there are many houses, which are far from the temple. The temple management said that it was incompetent to take care of these properties. Both the BJP and TDP opposed the YRS Congress Government against the recent decision.