On Tuesday, the Karnataka Legislative Assembly enacted ‘the Karnataka Religious Structures (Protection) Bill 2021’, which aims to protect religious structures in the state.
“The bill was enacted by the state legislature on Tuesday to protect religious structures that were built illegally. This comes after the temple in Nanjangud, Mysuru, was demolished,” Minister of Rural Development for the state and KS Eshwarappa, Panchayati Raj, told ANI.
“Several people in the state have expressed their displeasure with the occurrence, and protests have been held against the cop involved. So, in order to protect these sacred sites, we approved this bill,” he added.
The bill, according to the minister, will promote communal harmony while also safeguarding the sentiments of a specific community in the state.
Taking a shot at opposition parties for criticising the bill, Eshwarappa remarked that while the opposition always criticises the ruling party’s actions, the government has been able to pass the bill.
With inputs from ANI