As the Hindu nationalism is growing in India, the term Hindutva has become the predominant form of it. Most importantly, nowadays, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is often designated as “Hindutva Poster Boy.” But today, we have to clear this myth by focussing on a series of incidents that happened in Gujarat’s capital Gandhinagar in 2008.
80 temples Were Demolished In Gandhinagar
In 2008, under the Narendra Modi’s administration, 80 temples or their encroaching boundaries were demolished.
Police officers, forest officials and the members of the Gandhinagar collectorate had participated in the process. There were around 107 illegal temples that had been built on the main road and 312 temples that came up in the interior areas of various sectors.
According to The Times Of India, the first temple was demolished around Diwali in the dead of the night.
Gandhinagar collector Sanjeev Kumar said at that time: “This is part of the ongoing drive in which all encroachments are going to be removed. We will bring down any illegal structure on government land.”
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