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Karnataka news : Muslims cannot set up shop near temples of Karnataka, Bommai government replied in the assembly


Bangalore : After the Hijab issue in Karnataka, Muslims are not being allowed to set up shop in the temple fair. The Karnataka government has also distanced itself on this issue, citing the rules. The matter came up in the Assembly on Wednesday. The rules were given by the government in which there is talk of not giving land to any non-Hindu around the temple and temple premises.

The Karnataka High Court had ordered upholding the government ban on hijab in educational institutions. The Muslims had declared a bandh against this order. During this time Muslim shopkeepers did not open their shops. In response to this bandh, the temple administration announced not to allow Muslims to open shops in and around the temple.

Controversy arose over Shivamogga’s temple
The organizing committee of the historic ‘Kote Marikamba Jatra’ in Shivamogga also said that only Hindus can set up stalls during the 5-day festival that began on March 22. Organizations like Hindu Jagran Vedika and Tulunadu Hindu Sena appealed to the temple management not to allow Muslim traders to do business during the fair.

Muslims are banned under this act.
In the Assembly, Law Minister JC Madhuswamy referred to Rule 12 under the Karnataka Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments Act 2002. “No property, including land, building or site situated near Hindu institutions, shall be leased out to non-Hindus,” he said. “Our (BJP) government did not make these rules. The Congress government had made rules in 2002 and now you are trying to accuse us.

Congress raised question
He was responding to questions raised by Congress members UT Khadar and Rizwan Arshad, who alleged that banners, fliers and posters were being distributed to various temples in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Shivamogga and shops to non-Hindus empty. and to stop doing business outside temples. ,

Siddaramaiah made a demand
Khadar said such posters, fliers and banners were destroying communal harmony and digging a ditch. We urge the government to initiate action and ensure that such incidents do not spread. Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah said that because of such banners and posters, some people are targeting roadside shopkeepers who are living honestly outside the temple. How can one tell the street vendors not to do business for religious reasons?

Clarifying that the rule does not apply to street vendors outside the temple premises, Madhuswamy said the government may initiate action against those who are putting up these banners and posters, or to shopkeepers outside the temple premises. are troubling.

What did CM Basavaraj say?
Intervening, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that during temple fairs the areas near religious places are given on lease and these in return are sublet to traders. He said that these decisions are of those people who have taken land lease…we will see what the rules say and what can happen.

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