Hauz Qazi case: Amit Shah asks Delhi Police Commissioner to respond to temple attack

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has sought a response from Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik in connection with the demolition of a 100-year-old temple in old Delhi's Hauz Kazi area. The Home Minister has expressed displeasure with the Police Commissioner over the incident. On the night of June 30, after a dispute over parking in the Durga temple alley area of Hauz Kazi, some youths of Muslim society stoned the temple and demolished the idols of God. This was followed by communal tension in the area.

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It may be mentioned that the police have resolved the matter through negotiations between the two communities, but politics has begun. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi today questioned the ruling BJP at the Centre in a scathing response to the June 30 incident. Singhvi, through his tweet, has attempted to play communal cards on the matter. The Congress leader has accused the Home Ministry and the Delhi Police of not taking any action in the case, while two accused have been arrested in the case while also arresting a minor.

In a tweet, Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, "It has been two days since the temple incident took place, but so far the Delhi Police or the Home Ministry, which is under the ruling BJP of the Centre, has not taken any action. We know that the ruling party does not care for the minorities, but does it not even care about the sentiments of the majority?

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