Asaduddin Owaisi, the President of the All India Majlis e Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM,) on the 10th of July, appreciated K. Chandrashekar Rao for his apology.
K. Chandrashekar Rao, the Chief Minister of Telangana, on the 10th of July, issued a statement and an open apology for the damage of two worship places, a mosque and a temple during the demolition of the old Secretariat.
The Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) on behalf of the CM KCR issued a statement.
The CMO statement read, “”I came to know that, during demolition, the adjacent temple and mosque were damaged. I felt sorry about it. It shouldn’t have happened,” The statement further added, “We will construct a temple and mosque in Secretariat premises in a more spacious way even it means spending of crores of rupees. We will construct these at the government cost and hand them over the people concerned. This is my promise.”
Responding positively to the statement, Asaduddin Owaisi took to Twitter and said, “I welcomed the statement issued by the Chief Minister expressing government regret on the demolition of masjids and temples during the demolition of the secretariat buildings. Detailed statement will be issued by United Muslim Forum very soon.”
Apart from Asaduddin Owaisi, Mohammed Mahmood Ali, the Home Minister of Telangana also welcomed the decision.
Mr. Ali said, “Chief Minister has made clear that a new temple and mosque will be constructed on a much larger scale. The state of the art secretariat which will soon come up will be useful for the people as it will be technically advanced and people’s friendly.”
Similarly, the Secretariat Employees Association also welcomed the decision of the Chief Minister.
Meanwhile, on the 10th of July, during a petition review, the Telangana High Court (HC) directed the Telangana Government to stop the Secretariat demolition process.
The Court also asked the Telangana Government to file a counter affidavit and submit by the 13th of July.
With this, the Telangana HC adjourned the case to the next hearing, scheduled on the 13th of July.
Stay tuned for further updates.