Thursday, September 29, 2022

Muslim traders not allowed to put stalls in Karnataka temple fairs

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In the wake of multiple groups’ attempts to prevent Muslim vendors from setting up stalls at temples, Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra demanded police reports on Wednesday. Jnanendra assured the Muslim vendors that the government will keep a careful eye on the state’s law and order situation.

Jnanendra later added, “In the media, I’ve witnessed Muslim traders being denied permission to set up shop at temples. I’ve requested reports from police officers. The state administration is keeping a close eye on things and would take action if anything goes wrong.”

The Jatra committee met last Friday to decide on the methods for opening the stalls, which are an important source of revenue for the temple. Although, they obtained for non- Hindus to put stall.

According to Shobith, a local Bajrang Dal leader, the decision was made to avoid unwanted situations in the wake of the hijab debate.

However, on Sunday Samiti president S K Mariyappa told reporters that the committee is not interfering with the process because several vendors of the Muslim community are participating in various fair events.

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