HYDERABAD: Mild tension prevailed at International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Temple on SD Road in Secunderabad on Thursday over the demolition of a under construction compound wall by the Town Planning wing of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).
GHMC with the support of police force demolished about 150-year-old North-West ISCKON Temple wall without any prior notice and enraged over the action, the devotees of ISKON launched ‘Die in Protest movement’ on the temple premises.
The corporation authorities razed about 100 feet long temple wall stating that they demolished an under construction wall as there was no permission to construct the wall.
However, ISKON Temple president Sahadeva Dasa told Express that they are restoring the compound wall as anti-social elements and others were trespassing and stealing the items from the premises.
Due to recent heavy rains, the old dilapidated wall caved in a few days ago. The wall was being repaired.
Dasa alleged that a day before, few officials demanded bribe for raising the compound wall and when they refused, a notice was sent to the temple committee on the same day asking them to apply for permission and the following day (Thursday) officials razed the wall.