1,024 illegal structures yet to be demolished in Udupi

Consequently, the progress ratio in the work of removing the illegal religious structures in Udupi district is also going on in a slow pace. And once again it is absolutely associated with the religious feelings of people that may lead to law and order problem.  

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Deputy Commissioner Dr M T Reju said: “We have issued notices to all the concerned over illegal religious constructions in the district following the instructions from the Supreme Court. It is very sensitive issue and we have to deal with extra precautions and care,” he added.

As many as 1,112 religious constructions have been identified as illegal in the district and notices have been issued accordingly. Of which about 182 structures are in public areas. And remaining 930 have shared the space on either sides of the stretches. Among 1,112 illegal religious structures, as many as 88 have been removed in the district. About 1,024 religious structures remain to be demolished.

In Udupi Taluk, notices have been issued to about 462 religious structures that are considered illegal. Of which, as many as 409 temples, 24 churches and 29 mosques are deemed to be built illegally in the area which are supposed to be in public land. The remaining 650 illegal constructions are in Kundapur and Karkala.

Other than 1,112 religious structures, there are as many as 650 materials connected with religious centers in the district. These materials include hoardings, religious towers, religious plaques, “Gopuras” and “Kaneeke Dabba”. Of the 650 objects, about 83 have been removed and 567 are pending.

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