From our Special Correspondent
Silchar, Nov 26: Defiling of Hindu temples is not a new phenomenon. There is design and conspiracy by vested interests to create unrest and disturb commul harmony and peace. Such an incident happened at Madua in Katigorah constituency, 35 km from here. Eyewitness accounts say that two Kali temples exist side by side, one old and the other newly constructed. Not far away from these temples is the residence of Amar Chand Jain, MLA of the constituency. As is the practice, he and his security personnel every early morning visit the temples and pay their obeisance to the Goddess.
This morning when his security personnel went to pay his respects to the temples, he was aghast to see the head of the slaughtered cow lying on the terrace of the old temple and the leg part on the terrace of the newly built temple. He immediately informed the MLA who in turn brought it to the notice of the Deputy Commissioner and the Superintendent of Police. He also rushed to the spot. Before the SP and his police team could reach the spot, the local people of Madua got infuriated after hearing the news and immediately rushed towards the temples.
In the meantime, two AIUDF leaders of the area reached the area and finding them well within the premises of the temples, the infuriated people got more incensed. However, the arrival of the SP and his police team could after long persuasion bring the situation under control. But, before that they had blocked the tiol Highway 6 for 4 hours and resorted to indiscrimite stone pelting, one of which hit the window screen of the vehicle of the SP. One police man was also injured.
Amar Chand Jain told The Sentinel over telephone that the prompt action by the police brought the situation under control. He himself persuaded the crowd to remain calm and quite. The SP assured the agitated people that the culprit or culprits behind the desecration of temples would be brought to book within 24 hours.