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Vandalism and arson… Uproar over the underground parking lot where Ambedkar converted to Buddhism.

Nita Yadav

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Uproar at Diksha Bhoomi

There has been a big uproar regarding the underground parking in Diksha Bhoomi in Nagpur, Maharashtra. The followers of Buddhism reached Diksha Bhoomi on Monday afternoon and ransacked it and set fire to the material kept there. After receiving the information, the police also reached the spot and tried to pacify the protesters, but to no avail. Finally, the state’s Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis took charge and ordered the Diksha Bhoomi Trust to stop work with immediate effect and reconsider the decision.

The atmosphere has calmed down a bit since then, but the place is still tense. Let us tell you that this is the same land of initiation, where Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar took initiation into Buddhism in the year 1956. Every Vijayadashami since then thousands of Buddhist followers come to this ground and pray. This plot is maintained by Diksha Bhoomi Trust. The decision to build underground parking here was taken by the trust long ago, but since then it has been opposed by opposition parties.

Underground parking was going on at Diksha Bhoomi.

Especially Prakash Ambedkar is leading this protest. Meanwhile, the Diksha Bhoomi Trust ignored all the protests and started construction of the parking lot. Meanwhile, on Monday afternoon, hundreds of people led by Prakash Ambedkar reached Diksha Bhoomi and started vandalism. Due to which the laborers working there ran away. After this the Buddhist followers collected the wooden implements and other things present there and set them on fire. On receiving the information, a large number of police forces also reached the spot and tried to stop the protestors. However, the agitators were not stopping anyone.

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The Deputy CM stopped the work, said- the decision needs to be reconsidered

Finally, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis came forward on behalf of the state government and ordered the Diksha Bhoomi Trust to stop work with immediate effect and reconsider the decision. According to Buddhists, this is no ordinary land. This land is connected with the faith of thousands and millions of people. Under such conditions, it is not appropriate to build underground parking here anyway. According to the police, the protesters have been present at the scene for quite some time now, but the situation is under control. All people are being explained and returned.

Nita Yadav

Nita Yadav

I am Nita Yadav, specializing in writing about politics and breaking national news. My focus is on delivering insightful and timely perspectives on these crucial topics, aiming to inform and engage my readers effectively.

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