Mangalore, Oct 7: Opposing union government’s Heera International Islamic University near Tirupati Temple, Andhra Pradesh activists of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti staged a protest in front of Deputy Commissioner’s office, Mangalore on Sunday.
Addressing the protesters Prasanna Kamath of HJS said that, the Congress government is trying to woo the Muslim community and in this quest is neglecting Hindus.
“It is venturing into building a Muslim University in a holy place of Hindus. It is not taking into consideration the possible threat to Tirupati temple," he said adding that the central government does not dare to take up any project near religious places of minorities.
“Present upcoming university land belongs to the temple and government should stop its work”, he urged.
Vivek Pai of HJS speaking at the protest said that the upcoming University is in the distance of just 20 kms from the temple and the land belongs to the Tirupathi Town Development Authority.
Percentage of Muslim residents in this place is less than 5 percent and there is no need of a university, he said.
Even though locals opposed the setting up of the university here, the government continued the construction work, without taking permission from the temple authorities.
The protesters demanded formation of a committee to probe into the foreign funds received for the project.