VHP mega protests in Chandni Chowk over the demolition of Hanuman Temple

On Tuesday, after the 100-year-old temple of Hindu Lord Hanuman was demolished on court orders, the Vishva Hindu Parishad carried out protests in Delhi's Chandni Chowk. In the area near the Red Fort, over a hundred people have gathered holding saffron flags.

A senior police officer said the MCD, in compliance with court orders, carried out the demolition drive on Sunday.

With the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) of razing the temple, a political war of words started over the demolition of the temple. The BJP hit back at the AAP, saying the 100-year-old temple was part of the ongoing beautification programme of the Delhi government.