Heeding to the mounting pressure from various religious communities over the demolition of Mosque and temple in the premises of the old Telangana secretariat, the state government on Saturday took a decision which came as a relief to many.
Followed by the interaction with a delegation of Muslim community elders on Saturday, KCR-led government stated that it will construct a temple, church and two mosques in the new secretariat complex. According to the official release from the CM today, the government stated that the foundation stone for them will be laid after the end of the ensuing Legislative session.
“Since there was a demand from the Christian community the government will construct the Church in the new Secretariat premises,” conceded the CM. It is to the known knowledge that Christian leaders had demanded construction of a church, saying church services used to be held at the old Secretariat.
A delegation led by AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi met Chandrasekhar Rao and submitted a memorandum on the construction of mosques. The delegation to discuss plans for rebuilding the two Mosques at the same place before the demolition.
Promising that the government would lay the foundation stone for all four constructions on the same day after Assembly sessions, KCR stated that the religious structures will have all modern facilities. Upon completion, the mosques will be handed over to the Wakf Board for maintenance while the temple will be handed over to endowments department.