The students at Bangalore University are on a protest against the construction of the temple within the university campus area. Protesters alleged that the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is unauthorisedly constructing the temple by encroaching the university land and it would affect the academic environment at the university.
Speaking to Agencies, the student said, “the authorities were constructing the temple illegally and we do not need the temple in our campus”. On the other hand, after the intervention, the university administration stopped the work and assured the students that it would consult them before deciding on the matter.
Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly Priyank Kharge said, “Bangalore University is unitedly saying that they need better infrastructure, a state art library for the university and they don’t want any religious activities to happen in the university. In spite of that, the govt has taken unilateral decisions without due consultation and processes followed by the board”.
Students are very clear and saying that please do not divide us into religious lines and we are here to study, added Kharge. In the last 3 years, the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) government has not done anything.
“In the last 3 years, the BJP govt has not done anything. CM Basavaraj Bommai is admitting that he is completely failed in tackling the issues of Bengaluru. CM stills blame the Congress for what is happening in Bengaluru”, Priyank Kharge added.