Dharmarth Trust employees take out protest rally

Dharmarth Trust employees protesting at Jammu on Tuesday.
Dharmarth Trust employees protesting at Jammu on Tuesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 9: Dharmarth Trust employees, who are on protest for the last 71 days and chain hunger strike for the last 44 days, today took out a rally here seeking intervention of Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha in constitution of Board for all the temples under Dharmarth Trust on the pattern of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB).
Holding banners and placards in their hands, the employees including Pujaris in traditional dress gathered at Shri Ranbireshwar Temple and staged a strong demonstration from where they took out rally amidst chanting of Vedic Mantras and blowing of Shankh and bells.
Employees were demanding Shrine Board and CBI enquiry of land scandals.
Speaking on the occasion, Association president, Vivek Bandral complimented Dr Karan Singh who accepted after 60 years that the Dharmarth Trust is not a private Trust and it is a religious and Charitable Trust.
He demanded CBI enquiry of all misdeeds and mis-appropriation of funds should be conducted so that true facts comes on the white paper.
Meanwhile, the persons who sat on hunger strike today include Sonali, Pt Raj Pal, Pt Jagdish Raj, Pt Karun Goswami, Th Raghubir Singh, Dev Raj, Om Prakash, Darshan, Balwant, Sheetal and Bimla Devi.
Ex-president Thakur Kernail Chand, ex-general secretary, Pritam Sharma, Sunit Sharma, Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, Subash, Pt Parshotam, Pt Brijmohan Sharma, Pt. Om Parkash, Pt. Rampal, Pt. Balwant Shastri, Vimal Khajuria, Sat Paul, Pawan, Deepu, Rinku, Makhnu, Jivan, Bushan, Sonali, Renu, Anju, Sheetal, Sonika, Sukeshni, Rita Slathia, Rekha, Ritu Devi, Harbans Lal, Surjeet Singh Slathia, Surjeet Singh Jamwal, Parshotam Sharma, Ram Paul Sharma, Jagjeet Chand, Sahil Sharma, Pt. Babu Bishambar Lal, Raj Kumari, Leela Devi, Sheetal, Ritu Rajput, Jyoti , Sheela Devi, Savita Jamwal, Kanchan, Rajni, Shobha, Nisha and Sonika were also present in the protest.