Uttarkashi. CM Dhami said that a high-level committee is being constituted regarding the Act. This committee will give its recommendation after discussion with all. Based on this a decision will be taken.
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, who reached Uttarkashi, said that the government is in favor of amending the Devasthanam Board Act. A high-level committee is being constituted for this. This committee will give its recommendation after discussion with all. Based on this a decision will be taken.
The CM said that the pilgrimage priests are constantly talking to him regarding the Devasthanam Board. Dhami said that there is doubt among the pilgrim priests and the right rulers regarding the board. They feel that the government is trying to take over the temples.
The CM said that the aim of the government is to make better arrangements in temples and dhams. The Chardham Yatra is economically most important for the state. The interest and development of all sections of the state are related to it. He said that I believe that while giving a new dimension to this economic activity, the rights of local businessmen and rights holders should not be allowed to be adversely affected. We have consulted with all the stakeholders. Our government is in favor of positive change regarding the Devasthanam Board.
Will postpone the dharna as soon as the high-level committee is formed: Semwal
The pilgrimage priests of Gangotri Dham have welcomed CM Pushkar Singh Dhami’s assurance to reconsider the Chardham Devasthanam Board. Suresh Semwal, chairman of the Gangotri Temple Committee, said that he would end the agitation as soon as a high-level committee is formed to reconsider the board.
In Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham, the pilgrim priests have been on a dharna for about 40 days against the Chardham Devasthanam Board. On Wednesday, under the leadership of Suresh Semwal, President of Shri Panch Gangotri Temple Committee, the pilgrims of Gangotri Dham met the CM and submitted a memorandum.
Temple committee chairman Suresh Semwal said that the newly appointed CM has assured him of the formation of a high-level committee to reconsider the board. It is welcomed by all the pilgrims. On this occasion, the priests also submitted a memorandum to the CM.
Agitators should not raise slogans of Murdabad in Kedarnath: Srinivas Posti
Srinivas Posti, a member of the Devasthanam Board and senior pilgrim priest of Kedarnath, has objected to the slogans of ‘murdabad’ by the agitating people in the Chardham temple premises. He says that in a democracy everyone has the right to speak, but in temple premises, where gods and goddesses are invoked with worship. There, the slogans of Murdabad are not so graceful.
He said that everyone has the right to express his opinion, but keeping in mind the importance of religious beliefs and the importance of Dhams, abusive slogans should not be raised. He appealed to the agitators that they would do everything possible to take their matter to the government. On the other hand, the movement of the pilgrim priests continued in Kedarnath against the Devasthanam Board. He has accused the government of neglect, saying that he would remain agitated till the demand was met.
He said that in the name of the board, the government has done the work of marginalizing the pilgrims and rights holders, which will not be tolerated.