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Curbs on building places of worship

Hyderabad: No more random construction of places of worship. In a move to check mushrooming places of worship and its extensions, especially in rural areas, the government has decided that taking permission of district collectors will be mandatory henceforth.

The new rules come at time when Charminar-Bhagyalaxmi temple epi-sode has come to a flash point due to the alleged “unauthorized” extension of the temple. The state government has been battling with the issue of proliferation of places of worship, particularly on busy streets and other public places, causing traffic snarls and kicking up communal tension.

Hyderabad has 647 religious structures on footpaths and roadsides, 25 structures having potential to create law and order problem.