Stop demolition of 1000-year old Kanipura Sri Gopalkrishna Temple in Kerala

via HK published on February 4, 2012

Government of India’s Road Transport and Highways Ministry wants to aquire a land in Kasargod District for road widening work of N.H. No. 17 between Kasargod and Mangalore stretch. It requires 2579.15 square meters land which includes the land exactly where ‘Kanipura Sri Gopalkrishna Temple’ is situated. The temple is most ancient and sacred temple in the State of Kerala. Sri Gopalkrishna Temple is a holy pilgrimage centre of Hindus and is also worshipped by lakhs of citizens irrespective of their caste, creed and religion.

 ‘Kanipura Sri Gopalkrishna Kshetra Samrakshana Kriya Samithi, Kumbla’ is constituted by the devotees of Sri Gopalkrishna Temple, which consists of renowned personalities of the locality. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways published notification of proposed acquisition of the said land on 8 December 2011 in ‘Mathrubhumi’, a Malayalam Daily Newspaper. It also called for the objections against the acquisitions of the temple land. The Samithi has sent innumerable letters to National Highways Authority of India and Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and all other concerned Government Departments from January 2011.

Now it is high time for the Hindus to get united and protest lawfully and wholeheartedly in the Online Signature Campaign against proposed acquisition of the Temple land. Let’s show our strength of the unity to Central and Kerala Govt. so that they should deviate NH 17, thereby protecting Sri Gopalkrishna Temple. It should be noted that Route of Konkan railway was changed so that all small churches at many places including Nhaveli village in South Goa could be saved from demolition. This delayed the completion of railway route by a decade. Even in Pune, widening of road work has been held up as there is a durgah in the way which will have to be demolished. There are many such examples.

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