When I was a young boy I used to frequently visit the ‘old city’ of Hyderabad because that’s where my grandparents used to live. On the way we had to take road next to Charminar. I have a vague memory of a very small temple next to Charminar. But, now that temple has grown in size according to the latest pictures. As we speak, old city is rioting once again after a gap of many years. The topic of contention is the growing size of the temple next to Charminar which has now become a prominent place for Hindus. Muslims are objecting to this.
Here are the pictures from THE HINDU where it shows that there was no temple whatsoever sixty years ago. A few days ago, a lady showed an old photograph from her family on a Telugu news channel which doesn’t show the temple next to Charminar.