Temples demolished for the smooth flow of Traffic in Chennai

via HK published on June 30, 2010

Chennai: Two historical temples in Chennai have been demolished and 34 more temples are awaiting demolition. Chennai corporation demolished Gangaiamman Kovil and Puttu Kovil near Velachery Main road.Some of the other temples which figure in the list are Elankaliamman Temple located on Anna Salai, Saidapet; Valmiki Temple on East Coast Road; and Mariamman Koil on Third Avenue, Ashok Nagar.

Reason: Devotees thronging the temples are hampering the smooth flow of traffic on festival days.

Question : There are ’n’ number of Mosques across the country which blocks the roads every Friday. Muslims performing Namaz on roads outside over crowded mosques is quite common in many Indian cities. Will any court orders demolition of a mosque for the smooth flow of traffic on Friday afternoons?    

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  1. Bhimsen Reply

    June 30, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Hindus allow it
    Are all the local Hindus dead that they don’t protest with all their might? 5

  2. k.v.raghavan Reply

    June 30, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Hindus are I mean real hindus are minority and they dont have voice. They are cowards as for as TN is concerned. They cannot even move their finger against atheist bureaucrats and politicians.

    Let us see for how long? 5

  3. Chennai citizen Reply

    June 30, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Demolish all unauthorized buildings
    Cum on dude, you are starting a communal debate here….

    Churches and Mosques are never on unauthorized lands…

    You’ll never find them inbetween roads, on roads, under trees…etc

    I believe every unauthorized building should be demolished, be it a Church, Mosque, Temple or a politicians house…
    __________________ 5

  4. True Hindu Reply

    June 30, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Are Hindus dead?
    Yes They are either dead or thrown out. The Tamil Nad DMK flourished with its filthy idol bashing gimmicks. The state (in fact country) will know peace if the pseudo royal family of Karunanidhi dies of some bad disease and are left with no heir. That bastard with one foot in grave wants to still commit crimes against Hinduism. 5

  5. SUNILPAI Reply

    June 30, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    When Temples can be demolished for smooth flow of traffic, then why not Mosques?? There is one at the intersection of the Greams Road and Anna Salai which is called the Thousand lights Mosque. The road at this part of Anna Salai is a bottle neck where there are traffic snarls because of the mosque. If you look at the measurement of the road at the Thousand Lights mosque it is just half the width of the road across at the Spencers Plaza or any part of Anna salai. And you may call the Anna salai the arterial road of Chennai.

    Then why is this double standards while dealing with the demolition work of temple? The B****ards will think twice or thrice if they have to do any thing in the case of minority community, maybe they will build a mosque on the middle of the road for them. But when it comes to temples they will gobble away the money from the temples and destroy the very source.

  6. Krishna Reply

    July 1, 2010 at 2:49 am

    We need to keep raising our voices on all fora
    It’s true that, roads have to be widened and made safer as the population grows. But it is an undeniable fact that a worst kind of discrimination exists when it comes to Hindus and our beliefs. As pointed out here by others, no politician dares to touch mosques or churches. The only solution lies with local Hindus to highlight these and create awareness among other Hindus who are fooled by the divisive politics of Dravidianism etc. Our voices in online fora have the potential to be heard by even people abroad. So if any untoward incidents happen as an outburst of people’s frustrations, others will be in a better position to judge based on the underlying reasons and issues caused by fake secularism in India.


  7. proudestkafir Reply

    July 1, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Asinine hindus
    Who are these people breaking the temples? Hindus right?
    Who are the people not protesting the legal or illegal temple being demolished? Hindus again? Right
    Who is a minority community? hindus again because they are not monolithic hindus.They are all divided along caste lines.How about christians? they are united against hindus irrespective of their chruch denomination.
    What of moslems? They are fully united as long as a hindu is slaughtered. When a hindu is openly killed, no other hindu comes to his help? why? Simple.If he is from the dominant caste they will help.If he is from a mild caste he will disappear.United hindu is a threat to all.So they want us divided more and more.Hindus are asinine not to understand the meaning of dharmo rakshati rakshitaha.Christians and moslems know this well. 5

  8. K.Venugopal Reply

    July 1, 2010 at 6:11 am

    Till the last temple stands.
    The point is, if mosques are demolished there would be riots. But Hindus don’t seem to mind temples being destroyed. Where are all the devotees who were thronging the temples and hampering traffic? Well, they will go and throng some other temple. They would be OK so long as there are temples somewhere. When the last temple has been destroyed, they would start thronging churches and mosques, which by then would have increased any number of times. 5

  9. Rajan Reply

    July 19, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Valmiki temple
    Valmiki temple mentioned in the above news is centuries old. Temples were destroyed by muslim invaders, then the portugese and now the history old temples are destroyed by government in the name of smooth flow of traffic. As Sunil has mentioned thousand lights mosque is a big bottleneck to the smooth flow of traffic will the DMK government have guts to remove atleast a portion. 5

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