Jaipur: Hindus living in Bhilwara in Rajasthan have demanded that the Devnarayan temple, which has been closed for 45 years, be opened and allowed to offer prayers in it. Various people from the entire Hindu community, including the Gurjar community, took out a 17 km long march to open this temple in Mandal town. Along with this, the Hindus also submitted a memorandum to the district administration. During this time, the jail square turned into a cantonment. The march was led by Sawaibhoj Mahant SureshDas, Mahant Deepakpuri of Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Malaseri priest Hemraj Poswal and Devnarayan Sangharsh Samiti convener Udaylal Bhadana.
On Monday (March 14, 2022) at 10 am, protesters took out a foot march from Tejaji Chowk on Meja Road in Mandal. The portrait of Lord Devnarayan was also seated on the chariot in the procession. In this march, many young men on cars and bikes were present with the flag. Barricading was done at the jail intersection, where a dharna was held. In fact, after giving a selection to the police and the administration from the stage at a function, a young man named Ghepal Singh Gurjar Bassi had locked the Devnarayan temple, which had been closed for 45 years, in The Mandal on March 11, 2022.
After this, a case was registered against Gopal under sections of contempt of court along with inciting religious sentiments. Gopal Singh Bassi also addressed the dharna. Let us know that since 1977, the land of this temple is disputed and the court had locked it and deposited it in the Mainbhi Mandal police station. Police say there is a structure in the plot, which is claimed by another religion. The young man said that he is considering himself lucky by breaking the lock.