|Shiv Sena seeks LG’s intervention to protect Hindu temples, priests|
|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Jan 9: The Shiv Sena Bala Saheb Thackeray Jammu and Kashmir unit staged a protest and demanded to include temples of the Dharmarth trust in the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.
Party State President Manish Sahni, dozens of party leaders and activists demonstrated in the city chowk Jammu and appealed Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha to immediately intervene in the case and provide relief.
Sahni said that the plight of priests and temples in the city of temples is being ignored.
The Dharmarth trust has deviated from its objective of preserving temples and Dogra culture. He said that transparency in the functioning of the trust is almost over. Hence, the government will have to take appropriate steps immediately to protect the temples. Sahni said that for the last 40 days, the trust employees and priests have been on strike.
Sahni said the religious sentiments of the Hindus are being hurt by the trust's neglectful attitude and the pathetic condition of the temples. He said that Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board was also formed during the tenure of a former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. He hoped that the current Lieutenant Governor will not let the religious sentiments of Hindus get hurt and will soon intervene in the matter and provide relief.
On this occasion President women wing Meenakshi Chibber, Chairman Rakesh Gupta, Vikas Bakshi Gen Secretary, G I Singh, Ashwsni Gupta working president, Sanjeev Kohli & Romesh Gupta Vice president, Raj Singh, Balwant Singh Secretary, Parveen Gupta, Sikender Singh & Bodh Raj joint Secretary, Rakesh Handa, Bhuri Singh, Santosh Kumari, Geeta Rani, Pawan Singh, Dimple, Zarnail Singh were present.