Following the publication of the news item titled ‘Over 13 temples in one Layout! — Siddarthanagar residents oppose construction of Jain Temple’ in yesterday’s Star of Mysore, the Jain Sangha, Siddarthanagar, has clarified that the works at the site on Sanmarga in Siddarthanagar is meant for the residence of Jain Munis and not for construction of a Temple.
Speaking to Star of Mysore in this regard, Sangha leader Sampath Kothari said that Site No.105 on Sanmarga is owned by Jain community leader Kailas, who had purchased it a couple of years ago. All records pertaining to the site stands in the name of the site owner Kailas. A few individuals of the community had applied for plan approval to the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) and the construction work at the site is yet to begin.
As the site was lying vacant for years, debris and other wastes were dumped at the site over the years and the same was being removed along with the loose soil from the site using JCB machine.
The work will be started only after taking all necessary approvals from the authorities concerned, Sampath Kothari said and added that there was no need to take permission from the authorities to remove the debris from the site.