K. Chandrashekar Rao, the Chief Minister of Telangana, apologised for the damage of a mosque and temple during the demolition process of the old Secretariat in Hyderabad.
In order to do damage control, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao issued a public apology and assured bigger and better reconstruction of the worship places.
In an official statement, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said, “Government has begun construction of a new Secretariat Building Complex by demolishing the old buildings.”
On behalf of KCR, the CMO released a 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.”
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.
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