Guntur (Andhra Pradesh) – After several incidents of vandalism of Hindu temples in Andhra Pradesh, Christians are now attempting to erect crosses illegally over sacred Hindu places. A huge Cross-shaped structure has been erected by evangelists in Edlapadu, Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, where once a temple with the footprints of Mata Sita stood. This shocking news was tweeted by BJP Andhra Pradesh co-in charge Sunil Deodhar. He has also posted pictures of this cross. There is a carving od Lord Narasimha in the area too.
🚩 जागो ! 🚩
आंध्र के गुटूंर में माता सीता के पदचिन्ह के स्थान पर ईसाई कर रहे है विशाल क्रॉस की स्थापना !
— Sanatan Prabhat (@sanatanprabhat) March 4, 2021
BJP leaders have alleged that the huge Christian Cross symbol was put up illegally in #Guntur, #AndhraPradesh, India where Hindus believed Devi Sita Maa's footprints existed.#ChristianPorter pic.twitter.com/a071uM8BQY
— हिन्दू क्रांति (@HinduKranti1) March 3, 2021
As per a report in the Organiser
Hindus consider this site holy and for centuries marriage rituals have been taking place here. However, slowly Christians crept in and started claiming that the hill belongs to Mary.
— Organiser Weekly (@eOrganiser) March 2, 2021
After Jagan Mohan Reddy Government came to power, they built a church here. While the BJP and RSS workers opposed this, one of the top bureaucrats, also a Christian, allegedly extended support to the church.
Andhra Pradesh: Evangelists build a huge Christian cross-shaped structure at the holy site of Hindus, alleges BJP https://t.co/zgwYOEOcrY
— OpIndia.com (@OpIndia_com) March 2, 2021
The Guntur Rural Police took to Twitter to post a clarifying video. In the video the police claimed that the Holy site for Hindus is on one peak, but the cross has been constructed on a peak opposite to the holy site. However, Guntur police has not clarified so far as to whether the Evangelists had the permission to construct a cross at the site.