Andhra Pradesh: Attacks on Hindu temples continue unabated in Andhra Pradesh as once again some unidentified miscreants desecrated an idol of Hindu god “Lord Subrahmanya” in Lord Vigneshwara temple in Rajahmundry district. The incident came just a few days after some vandals damaged an idol of Bhagwan Rama.
Miscreants had broken the limbs of the idol. Even as the attacks on Hindu temples continue, Andhra Pradesh Government or the Police have failed to take any concrete action so far and no culprit has been arrested.
The opposition parties have attacked Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy over the repeated attacks on the Hindu temples. Former CM Chandrababu Naidu said that the attacks on Hindu temples have become a routine affair because of government’s indifference. No one is safe in the state, neither the god nor the people.
Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) has made counter-allegations on the Telugu Desam Party, alleging the vandals who damaged Bhagwan Rama’s idol were TDP sympathizers.
Strings of attacks on Hindu temples have been recorded in Andhra Pradesh after the CM Jagan Mohan Reddy came to power. Starting from February last year, when an ancient chariot of Prasanna Venkateshwara Swamy temple at Bhogolu village of Bitragunta Mandal in Nellore district was torched. In January, idols of many Hindu gods and goddesses were desecrated in Pithampuram city, East Godavari district while in September 2020, a 60-year-old wooden Ratham of Lord Narsimha was also set on fire and an idol of Lord Hanuman was desecrated in Kurnool district and in December, a 400-year-old idol of Lord Rama at the ancient Sita-Lakshamana Kodandarama temple was also beheaded in Vizianagaram.