Idgah Maidan row: Hindu activists to go ahead with bandh on July 12

Monday, July 11, 2022

Hindu activists have decided to go ahead with the bandh plan demanding celebration of Hindu festivals at Idgah Maidan in Chamarajpet area of Bengaluru. The decision was taken even as Congress MLA Zameer Ahmad Khan has assured that the the Maidan will be preserved as a playground.

The convener of the Citizen’s Forum Rukmangada at a press conference reiterated the earlier stand of observing bandh on July 12. “MLA Zameer Ahmad Khan seems to have lost his mind. He earlier claimed that if B.S. Yediyurappa became the Chief Minister, he would turn into a watchman. He never kept his word. There is no question of withdrawing the bandh,” he said.

“None from our organization attended the meeting where MLA Zameer Ahmad Khan said that Idgah Maidan will be used as a playground,” he said.

However, when media persons asked him whether the celebration of Hindu festivals would be allowed in the Idgah Maidan, Zameer Ahmad Khan did not answer the question and left the place.