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From the Archives (November 5, 1918): A Temple Tank in Sholapur.

Whether the claims of sanitation should override the religious sentiment is a question just now agitating the people of Sholapur town, in the Sholapur District of the Bombay Presidency. It would seem that the condition of the Sideshwar tank, belonging to the temple of the same name, has been a bone of contention between the Collector of the District and the people, especially the Lingayet section, for the last 5 years. The former contends that the tank is in a highly insanitary condition and that it is essential, on grounds of public health, to drain the tank and close the old water courses which feed it. The religious feelings of the people are opposed to the proposition and the Municipality has passed a resolution to carry the Collector’s proposal. A collision between the Municipal authorities and the people is apprehended and the Viceroy has been appealed to, to intervene.

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