Students protest against construction of temple in Bangalore university campus
10 September, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava
The temple's construction on the university's campus is being protested by the students of Banglore University.
The temple’s construction on the university’s campus is being protested by the students of Banglore University.
According to protesters, Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is illegally encroaching on university property in order to build the temple, which would have an impact on the institution’s academic atmosphere. The student told that “we do not need the temple in our campus and that the authorities were constructing the temple illegally.”
On the other hand, university administration paused the work following the intervention and informed the students that it would speak with them before making a decision.
According to Priyank Kharge, a member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, “Bangalore University is united in saying that they need better infrastructure, a state art library for the university, and they don’t want any religious activities to happen in the university. Despite this, the government has taken unilateral decisions without due consultation and processes followed by the board.”
Students have made it quite clear that they do not want to be divided along religious lines and that they are only there to learn, Kharge continued.
Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) government has done nothing in the previous three years.
Priyank Kharge continued, “In the previous three years, the BJP government has done nothing. Bengaluru’s chief minister, Basavaraj Bommai, is acknowledging that he has failed miserably to address the city’s problems, but he continues to blame the Congress.”
Making fun of the BJP, Kharge continued, “We thought that PM Modi will be a game changer but unfortunately, he is becoming the name changer. What has happened in Kartavya’s path? It is just renovation and they have just beautified it PM Modi is just trying to retro himself with all these projects.”
While the building of the Ganesha temple continues under the security of the police, students are considering taking the authorities to court.