Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   Azad running away from polls disappoints DPAP leaders | LS poll results can be strange: Azad | Omar calls Mehbooba ‘selfish’ accuses her of joining INDIA alliance to get seat | Ensure highest level of operational efficiency: DGP Swain to officers | Apni Party extends support to Sajad Lone | NIA raids 9 locations in Kashmir | 24 IPS officers confirmed in AGMUT cadre | 2 independents file nominations for Sgr seat | LG meets families of victims, takes stock of search ops for missing persons | Rajnath Singh visits Siachen; reviews military preparedness | JU organized One-day NSS Orientation Programme | SVEEP Mega Rally | Battleground heats up | Liquor traders appeal Govt to intervene to stop harassment of the license holders | Not anyone's team, my agenda peace & development: Azad | Jammu Motor Mahindra inaugurates new showroom at Digiana | SERB-sponsored workshop on fatigue, fracture study begins at NIT Srinagar | INDIA coalition Government will return country to higher growth trajectory, claims Congress | People's overwhelming response proof of BJP surpassing all in Jammu-Reasi Constituency: Kavinder | PM Modi expressed proud on nationalism of tribals, worked for welfare of all: Khatana | Congress synonym for scams, terrorism, Naxalism: Yogi | EC discusses measures to mitigate risks | BJP Chandigarh candidate pins hope on Modi wave, local roots for landslide win | Police reunites missing lady with family | Sajad Lone extends gratitude to Apni Party for support in Baramulla LS seat | Shiv Public Higher Secondary School commemorates World Earth Day | Farewell party organized at GDC Sidhra | Dr Vikas Sharma urges youth to vote and support INDIA bloc candidate | GDC Khour celebrated World Earth Day | GDC Ramgarh organizes Farewell Party | World Earth Day celebrated at GDC Sidhra | Dewan Devi Public School celebrates World Earth Day | GDC Nagrota celebrates Earth Day | ABS celebrates World Earth Day | GDC Thannamandi celebrates Earth Day | Department of Environmental Sciences, IIC celebrate 'World Earth Day' | Back Issues  
news details
Mela Kheer Bhawani: Kashmiri Pandits allege poor facilities, stage protest
5/27/2023 11:13:53 PM

Early Times Report

Srinagar, May 27: On eve of annual Kheer Bhawani Mela, a group of Kashmiri Pandits staged a protest in Ganderbal district accusing administration of making poor arrangements for the pilgrims at the temple site. While some Kashmiri Pandits arrived last evening at the Tullamulla shrine, a large number of Kashmiri Pandits are expected to converge at the Tullamulla for the annual Mela Kheer Bhawani festival on Sunday. Located at Tullamulla, 27 km from Srinagar, the shrine of Ragnya Devi has for years been hosting the annual mela attracting devotees especially Kashmiri Pandits from all over. “After we reached here last evening, we saw inadequate facilities for the pilgrims,” said a Kashmiri pandit who was part of the protest. “There were no facilities of drinking water and accommodation for pilgrims.” The protesting Pandits said that it was strange that the government knew that they were coming here and proper arrangements should have been made. “Last night, after seeing poor arrangements we thought of returning,” a woman protester said. The protesters shouted slogans against the authorities. Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal, Shyambir, said last night pilgrims reached Kheer Bhawani Mela and some “anti-social elements were spreading misinformation”. “ We had made arrangements for food and their stay , but due to inclement weather, water penetrated in some tents. We had a meeting with all pilgrims and we are resolving their issues along with volunteers,” Shyambir told reporters at the shrine complex. He said some anti-social elements were spreading misinformation. “We had adequate accommodation last night and 12 rooms of a school were vacant and still a protest was held here. We should understand that there were 2400 people (pilgrims) here and the number of those who held protests was 12,” DC said.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center