Datta Peeta should be handed over to Hindus: Research Scholar

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Bangalore, Dec 26: Kannada Research Scholar and critic M Chidanandamurthy. claiming that the controversial Datta Peeta in Chickmagalur was undoubtedly belonging to Hindus, today urged the authorities to transfer its administration from Muslim to Hindus.

Addressing newsperson here, he said that according to revenue records pertaining to the controversial place Datta was originally belonged to Hindus where normal worship and other rituals were being held till recently.

Claiming that the original Darga of Saint Baba Budan was located at Naganahalli, Mr Murthy argued that it was situated away from the Bababudan Hill in Chickmagalur district. Alleging that the present administration in Datta Peeta have fradualantly doctored the documents and claiming that Peeta belongs to Muslims "The Datta Peeta was undoubtedly belongs to Hindus and was naturally belongs to them" he asserted.

Mr Murthy said that after fradulantly lay claim for Datta Peeta, attempts were being made to open Resorts and other recreation centers in and around the Datta Peeta which should not be encouraged. "The resorts may turn out to be hideouts of terrorists as witnessed at Hampi in Hospet" Mr Murthy said.

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