The procession of Basant Panchami had over peacefully with tight security at Waghdevi temple in Bhojshala around Dhar, considered the “Ayodhya” of Madhya Pradesh, to get rid off any violence.
As per source report, Around 11 companies of special action force along with Rapid Action Force (RAF) were sought to be activated at the location of Dhar.
At least 12 youth with more than 60 activists of the samiti have been rounded up. City’s border were sealed and kept the restriction on entry of any vehicle without checking.
Basant Panchmi is the festival of love as per Hindu tradition and the celebration of it had announced to take out by Ma Saraswati Janm Mahotsava Samiti in which Janata party President Subramanian Swamy presented, while the proposed ‘palki yatra’ by Saraswati Janmotsav Samiti was not allowed on the same day as the district administration had denied permission for proposed Kanyabhoj on January 29 keeping in mind laws and order to maintained the peace in the city.
Dhar is the district that effected by communal riots over the Bhojshala which is the creation of Dhar’s great architect -king Bhoj who has been used by BJP to renaming state capital Bhopal to Bhojpal. But after some time period, it became a mosque named after Muslim saint Kamaluddin Chisti that has prohibited by Hindus groups since then by claiming that conversion of it to a mosque is wrong and the idol of Vagdevi Saraswati removed by Muslim invaders and later taken by the British to London.
However their demand is to bringing back the statue of the Vagdevi Saraswati and permitting the right to take out the “palki yatra”. The Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has assured the gathering at Bhojshala to make all possible efforts to bring back the statute of Wagdevi from London.
While addressing the press conference , he said, “I will move the court against the UK government and before doing so I will make all possible efforts to hold fruitful talks with the UK government representatives on bringing back the statue of Wagdevi.”
To see much controversy over the Bhojshala between Muslim and Hindus, the Bhojshala, currently under the protection of the Archaeological Survey of India that decided to follow monument in which Hindus and Muslim both are allowed to offer prayers at the structure where as Hindus are allowed on every Tuesday while Muslims are on every Friday.
Moreover the traditional procession was taken out from Lalbagh area to Bhojshala with out any violent incident.