Bhubaneswar: Tension prevailed at the Konarka Sun Temple as hundreds of people staged a demonstration in front of the temple protesting derogatory remarks made by New-Delhi based journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra against the temple recently.
The activists under the banner of the Odisha Puny Utkal demanded that stringent action be taken against the Abhijit Iyer at the earliest.
It may be noted that Abhijit Iyer had, in a video clip posted in social media, denounced sculptural arts depicted in the world famous temple. He had remarked that the Sun Temple has nude images and the Ram Temple, which would be constructed at Ayodhya, would not have such nudity.
Abhijit’s remands had triggered uproar in State Assembly also.