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  • Temple 'purified' after Muslim MLA's visit
  • Gangajal sprinkled on the temple
  • 'MLA's visit affected the sanctity of place'

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A temple in UP was "purified" with Gangajal after Samajwadi Party's Muslim MLA Saiyada Khatoon attended an event there.

UP temple 'purified' with Gangajal after 'non-vegetarian' Muslim MLA's visit

Members of Hindu outfits and local civic officials sprinkled Gangajal on a temple in Uttar Pradesh's Siddharthnagar and recited Hanuman Chalisa after Samajwadi Party's Muslim MLA Saiyada Khatoon's visit.

Khatoon was invited by the administration of the Samya Mata temple to attend an event.

The chief of a nagar panchayat said that the temple was disrespected by the local MLA who is a non-vegetarian and that her visit affected the sanctity of the place.

The police have been on alert following the incident.

Reacting on the issue, Khatoon said some elements were misleading a group of people.

“I respect all religions. Moreover, I am a public representative. Be it a temple or a mosque, I will surely go there if I am invited,” she was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

She added that she has used her MLA fund for the renovation of various temples.

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