Bengaluru: In an appalling incident, the newly appointed Superintendent of Police of Chamarajanagar district in Karnataka forced the priests of a Hindu temple to install the photo of Jesus Christ inside the sanctum sanctorum.
As per reports, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad had conducted a special puja at Anjaneya Swamy temple on August 5 in the view of Ayodhya Ram Temple’s foundation laying ceremony. Following this, SP Divya Sara Thomas paid a visit to the temple and insisted the priest to place the photo of Jesus and Mary that she was carrying.
SP of Chamarajanar district Divya Sara Thomas has visited #AnjaneyaTemple in Kollegala. SP has reportedly put pressure on the priest to place the photo of #Jesus inside the sanctum sanctorum of Temple and asked for pooja to be offered. @noconversion@ShefVaidya pic.twitter.com/KJuWUGryEv
— Nishant Azad/निशांत आज़ाद🇮🇳 (@azad_nishant) August 12, 2020
The priest had left with no option than obeying the orders. Many Hindus have now come out in protest against the police officer, demanding action and sacking of her for hurting religious sentiments.
However, the helpless temple priest has apologised for the incident and said that they did not have any evil intentions to hurt any religious sentiments.